VENTIL (german word for valve) was founded by the duo kutin|kindlinger in order to create an energetic live-band that still deals with complex and harsh sonic structures. By cooperating with Katharina Ernst on drums, Michael Lahner on synthesizers and the visual artist Conny Zenk, VENTIL soon became a collaboration that managed to transform the concept of a live band by overlapping the fields of sound & vision in their very unique manner. Leaving an imprint on the audience after their first concerts in 2015, VENTIL then immediately performed at venues and festivals such as Donaufestival (Krems), Control Club (Bucharest), Festival Météo (Mulhouse), Unlimited (Wels), Real Deal (Vienna), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), A-Synth (St Gallen), Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal) and many more. Their powerful live-show evokes an immersive maelstrom with a sonic and visual intensity, merging inspiration from Industrial, Soundart, Techno & Trance.

image#6 ©Michael Breyer

VENTILs members appear in various contexts ranging from film festivals such as Berlinale Filmfestival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal to art competitions such as Arte Laguna Venice or Danse Élargie Paris.  In 2017/2018 VENTIL will tour with their new A/V show ‘plays bulletproof’ and release new material under the basic theme of displays

Upcoming Shows:

18.11. tba / Bozen
17.11. Saint Ghetto Festival / Dampfzentrale, Bern
14.11. Rhiz, Vienna
08.10. Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal
10.07. Animator Festival / Poznan, poland
03.06. VIS Festival Vienna

21.03.2017 PMK Innsbruck
11.03.17 Art Acts, ST. JOHANN
03.10.16 Hotel Amazonas in Coop. /w La Grind Noire, BOZEN
01.10.16 A-Synth Festival, ST GALLEN
25.08.16 Festival Météo,  MULHOUSE
01.07.16 Real Deal Festival, VIENNA
02.04.16 Simultan preview, TIMISOARA
01.04.16 Control Club, BUCHAREST
30.03.16 Student Center, ZAGREB
19.02.16 BikeBall/EKH, VIENNA
06.11.15 Unlimited Festival, WELS
22.10.15 Elevate Festival, GRAZ
25.07.15 Popfest, VIENNA
18.07.15 Konfrontationen, NICKELSDORF
26.06.15 Werk/Maschinenraum, VIENNA

02.05.15 Donaufestival, KREMS

…short hint : ‘a valve releases pressure when being opened.’

You can purchase Ventil records as vinyl or in digital formats at
OUR LABEL or on BANDCAMP (images ©Ernst Herold)

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