March 26, 2017
The festival for adventurous music starts its seventh edition in The Hague 31 March to 2 April.
This year's program of Rewire is a delightful excursion through dark electronic and experimental music, featuring performances by Jeff Mills & Tony Allen, Arca & Jesse Kanda, Swans and Helena Hauff, among many others.
Latest additions to the line up include British shoegaze legends Slowdive, reuniting in their original constellation and prepping the release of their first album in over 20 years, Blanck Mass, the solo project of British electronic musician and Fuck Buttons co-founder Benjamin Jonathan Powers, New York-based artist and writer Jace Clayton presenting the European premiere of the Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, an exhilarating sonic exploration bringing fresh insight to the artistic legacy of Julius Eastman–the mercurial gay African American composer who mixed canny minimalist innovation with head-on political provocation and he world premiere of the new collaborative performance between German poet AGF and Afghan performance artist and activist Kubra Khademi.
Other highlights include Aurora Halal, Forest Swords, Jessy Lanza, GAIKA, Horse Lords and Wolf Eyes.
The festival also features multidisciplinary performances, screenings, talks and workshop, held in multiple venues across the city, ranging from churches, old factories and abandoned spaces to the more institutional theaters and pop venues.