12 - 15 October

A Night with Richie Hawtin

Bozar / Palais des Beaux-Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Friday 13 October

A leading figure in electronic music and minimalist art, Richie Hawtin is a versatile artist who is constantly reinventing himself. He is an outstanding dj, an eminent producer, a technophile who has been involved in the manufacture of mixing desks, software, and synthesisers on numerous occasions, the owner of the Minus label, which mixes music, technology, and art, the creator of his own saké, the co-creator of a fashion collection, and a contemporary art enthusiast. His extreme versatility makes him an unbeatable curator for the first ‘A Night with’ in the history of Nuits sonores Brussels at Bozar. Richie Hawtin presents a drawing on his many influences, including the 1960s Minimalist movement of Steve Reich and Philip Glass, Miles Davis jazz, and Detroit techno. It’s already shaping up to be a historic evening.


A Night with Richie Hawtin: 30€*
Friday Night Pass: Bozar + C12 : 42€*
3-Day Weekend Pass : 89€*
* + service fee



22:00 – 00:00 Clara3000 (Paris, France)

Clara3000 is a non-binary multi-disciplinary musician and DJ. Self-taught and teen-geek, they started DJing when they were seventeen, creating a unique path within the queer underground and the club scene. Clara3000’s sound emerges from the unexpected alliance of a large, heterogeneous, and scrupulously researched collection of music but also from literature, poetry, cinema, and queer and trans politics. Through strongly rhythmical sets that show an ability to create a story with an infectious groove drifting between the experimental sides of techno, bass, industrial and post-dance, Clara3000’s dogged approach to the craft has built them a solid reputation.

00:00 – 02:00 Richie Hawtin (Canada)

Let’s not beat around the bush: Richie Hawtin is one of dance music’s most influential figures. Although born in the UK and raised in Canada, his legend will always be associated with the city of Detroit, as befits his status as a pioneer of the second wave of techno that definitively put the city on the electronic music map. As likely to draw inspiration from Steve Reich as from Jeff Mills, Hawtin is known for his experimental approach to techno and for his minimalist – yet highly danceable – sound.


20:00 – 21:30 Emily Jeanne (Semantica Records I Belgium)

Drawing on a rich palette of techno derivatives, Emily Jeanne is crafting a unique space for herself amongst an expressive new wave of djs and producers. Effortlessly stitching together sets and productions that meld skeletal broken beats and propulsive 4x4 with moments of weightless ambient and heady drone music, the Belgian-Vietnamese artist is an agile operator in full control of her art.

21:30 – 23:00 machìna (Unknown To The Unknown I Tokyo, Japan)

machìna is a Korean artist living in Tokyo. Her quirky music is at its best amid the collective effervescence of a nightclub dance floor. Her composition style is both thoughtful and playful, indicating her love of jazz, and with her perfect vocals, you can feel her training as a K-Pop artist.

23:00 – 00:30 MARRØN (Eerste Communie I Amsterdam, Netherlands)

MARRØN, named after an African tribe that defied oppression in the jungles of Suriname, managed to create a very unique style of techno through quirky hypnotic and percussive beats. With his mastery of groove, he invites you to go wild on the dance floor for hours.

00:30 – 02:00 Adiel (Danza Tribale I Rome, Italy)

Adiel knows like no other how to entrance a large group of dancers. With dance-like melodies, uncanny textures and hypnotically repetitive rhythms, she manages to create a techno that is both wild and restrained, while also instinctive and reasoned.


A place to relax and lose yourself in the beauty of synchronous audiovisual creations.

Opening Performance: Portrait XO (live)

Ali M. Demirel & Kazuya Nagaya – ‘Naquyo’
Alida Sun – ‘Klangraum Nights’
CLON – ‘Lands of Ajaks’ (music by Ana Quiroga)
Dairakudakan & Jeff Mills – ‘Planets’
Joëlle – ‘Duality’ (sound by Eaton Crous)
Joshua Davis – ‘Advanced Timetable’
Plastikman & Ali M. Demirel – Video Trilogy (‘Disconnect’, ‘Mind Encode’, ‘Lost’)
Rikard Lindström – Synchresis 0/1 + 0/4

21:00 — 21:45 Portrait XO (Germany & United States)

Portrait XO (she/they) is an independent researcher and artist who creates musical and visual works with traditional and non-traditional methods. She researches computational creativity and human-machine collaboration, all the while exploring new formats and applications for forward-thinking art and sound.