The first music festival to happen on the moon.

Upcoming Events

Date
Time
Location
Tickets
THU 2023/2/2
8:00pm
Zeiss-Großplanetarium
FR 2023/05/12
10:00pm
Zeiss-Großplanetarium
FR 2023/07/07
10:00pm
Zeiss-Großplanetarium
FR 2023/10/13
9:30pm
Zeiss-Großplanetarium
FR 2023/12/29
9:30pm
Zeiss-Großplanetarium
THU 2024/03/07
9:30pm
Zeiss-Großplanetarium

Intro

The journey has begun. In 2121, Moonbreaker will transform the dark side of the moon into a sonic utopia, where sound is the basis of all sensory experience. Food is consumed in the form of sound waves. Orientation works by means of an acoustic navigation system, and humans themselves transcend into beings of pure sound, dissolving the limits of appearance, origin, gender or class.

Moonbreaker 2121 gathers the creative expertise and wisdom of a wide range of visionary musicians, sound designers, architects, gurus and computer experts. The planetarium acts as a simulator. A 360° sound and video installation brings the artistic, social and political visions for Moonbreaker 2121 to contemporary audiences - unfolding and evolving each year as the festival approaches.

Lineup

Alexander Schubert
Alexander Schubert
built a music making A.I. for Moonbreaker. «Ar13l» is the combination of a landscape painting and a sex robot.
Andrés Nuño De Buen
Andrés Nuño De Buen
discovered a way to translate dreams into sound.
Catnapp
Catnapp
found a song on “Nadia’s Rover.” For decades it meandered through our galaxy, feeding the reflections of its own sounds into a timeless solitary space tune.
Jlin
Jlin
«Autopilot» is exclusively composed for Moonbreaker but will leak by 2121 to become famous as the soundtrack of an audio only game called «Ear Mirror»
Luis Codera Puzo
Luis Codera Puzo
programs an algorithm that predicts the future of music. Spoiler warning.
Marcela Lucatelli
Marcela Lucatelli
introduces Karen Kp Cooper, an ornithologist who studies birds that emigrated from earth to the moon.
Meat Karaoke Quality Time
Meat Karaoke Quality Time
went into immediate cryostasis when they were invited to play at a music festival in the year 2121.
Vincent Wikström
Vincent Wikström
Makes sound toys for the future pop star of our galaxy: a one year old baby!
Nico Sauer
Nico Sauer
went to a far away galaxy to meet the reincarnation of his great idol Noah Creshevsky who allowed him to add a fifth season to his "Four Seasons".
Rocco Helmchen
Rocco Helmchen
took on the exceptional challenge of creating a 360° full dome visualisation that emulates the pitch black world of Moonbreaker 2121, the music festival in total darkness.

Event Photos

About

With 360° FullDome projection by video artist Rocco Helmchen, the near-future utopia of the dark side of the moon is brought to life in the audiovisual immersive bubble of the planetarium.

Visitors will be among the first to experience specially commissioned pieces for Moonbreaker 2121, including the cryogenic experiments of a vaporwave trio, field recordings of earth birds who have emigrated to the moon, future-defining algorithms and dream sounds, robots and moon-rovers, a long-lost audio game and other lunar artefacts of the future.

The early-bird planetarium experience also offers behind-the-scenes insights into the research and development of the project with Festival Director Vinko Sauerstrom, as well as exclusive reports and reviews from future festivalgoers.

Merch

3D printed Multi-Pass, valid for the event in 2121Buy
Hoodie “Moonbreaker 2121”, silkscreen print on organic cotton, size L”Buy
Moonbreaker prints, various colours and materialsBuy

Credits

Music by

Alexander Schubert
Andrés Nuño de Buen
Catnapp
Jlin
Luis Codera Puzo
Marcela Lucatelli
Meat Karaoke Quality Time
Vincent Wikström
Nico Sauer

Full-Dome Projection
Rocco Helmchen

Sound Design
Vincent Wikström
Nico Sauer

Concept
Nico Sauer
Vincent Wikström

Voices

Markus Hechtle
Bitsy Knox
Nico Sauer
Marcela Lucatelli
Johanna Maria Zehendner
Cemre Bayatlıer
Ricardo Domeneck
Liana Gasparyan
Hassan H
Jon Konkol
Klim Losovsky
Jayne Phillipps
Max Stolze
Nora Salvi
Yui Tsuchiya
Margherita Brillada
Florian Walter
Vincent Wikström

Visual Design

Klara Troost
unfun
Pablo Betas
E. Markus Stein
kopierwerkstatt

Website
Wolfgang Schöffel

Creative Strategy
Shelley Tootell
Jagienka Dembinska
Nico Daleman

3D Printing
Ben Creek

Special thanks to

German association of planetariums
Cashmere Radio
Hanns Eisler Music University Berlin
University of Music Karlsruhe

Funded by
Musikfonds e.V. Wüstenrotstiftung
Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.

Produced by
bigger space gUG