Night of Surprise 2023 © Stadtgarten Köln

Night of Surprise

presented by Reconstructing Song, Sounds Wrong Feels Right, Spa & Cologne Sessions

Broadening horizons. Coming together. Getting lost. Experimental niches. Radical border crossings. Tabula Rasa. Exploring extremes. Transtraditional limbo. Queer Revolt Music. Extreme concentration. Fine poetry. Drone Rush. Without seat reservation. Radical Jazz meets Avantgarde Minimalism. Noise Metal meets Kraftwerk. Exhaustion. Encounter. Reorientation.

Never before has such an abundance of experimental and wayward music been produced as today. The festival "Night of Surprise" brings this proliferation of large and small experiments, deep-rooted traditions and fleeting phenomena of the digital sphere, lateral thinkers and those consistently committed to progress to the stages of the Stadtgarten in a breathtakingly polyphonic night.


33 EMYBW (Shanghai).
أحمد[Ahmed] (London / Paris / Berlin)
Audrey Chen & Kaffe Matthews (Berlin)
Colorist (Cologne)
Dreamcrusher (New York City)
HJirok (Hani Mojtahedy & Andi Toma) (Berlin)
Kill Alters (New York City)
Kukangendai (Tokyo)
Nazar (Amsterdam)
Otis b2b DJ Brom (Brussels / Cologne)
Trance Map + (Matt Wright, Evan Parker, Toma Gouband) (Canterbury / Nantes)
Violent Magic Orchestra (Tokyo)
Yann Gourdon (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Y-Dra (Java / Indonesia)
and more surprises

An event in cooperation with the Center for Contemporary Music ZAM e.V.
Supported by Musikfonds e. V. with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Sat, 14.10.2023
Concert Highlight!

all area Start 19:00

Free admission

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