Interview w/ Dork (Technokunst)

When did you start DJing and what do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic career?

– I started to play music in 1996.The same year I organized with my colleagues the first underground electronic music festival on more stages – the Frankhegy party – where the great venue was dedicated to quality techno. In parallel, we organized Törökbálinti Katlan parties, Dada clubs and many other parties focused always on techno.

What was the motivation for you to become a dj, to become one behind the decks?

– I fell in love with this music, there were experiences that motivated me to deal with this music for myself and to start collecting records.

Influence’s on music in your sets?

– Detroit techno, experimental and industrial techno music, and around 99′ ghettotech had been included in the repertoire.

 Your important early experiences?

– Most important early experiences:

 97′ Tresor club- Niel Landstrumm / Berlin, Germany

 98′ Energy party-Green Velvet, Robert Hood, Jeff Miles / Switzerland, Bern

 99′ Gasometer-Adam X / Vienna, Austria

“Good artist” to you means what?

– I don’t believe in novelty. The really valuable things are timeless.

 A good artist – a good DJ needs to tell a story that can unite the dualities is the dual world.

By connecting sky and earth, an energetic unit can be created in which human consciousness is dissolved and the individual lives the space as a unit.

The relationship with the audience is crucial for a DJ, and yet it seems to be a fragile one. How do you see the balance between giving the crowd what they want and treating them to something new?

– The people of modern times cling to the material goods so compulsory, that a really good party, where these values ​​are fulfilled and people enjoy the quality of the infinite space, is obviously as necessary as a drop of clean water for thirsty people.

To be a DJ means to have a constant concentration of attention, sensing the dance floor, the energy of people, and taking this into consideration, I guide the situation and drive it through the music waves.

What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?

– Obviously, there is a concept I usually choose at home, depending on what time, location, musical environment I’m going to work. In the concept, the magnitude and depth of the waves are determining.

What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig?

– My goal is always to reach a more serious depth, but this depends on the state of the audience. Depth and power are difficult to bear, they have to be dissolved by humor and rhythm, so the audience can absorb the depth again.

How do you see your self as an artist?

– As a full-time artist, I perceive my DJ-sets as story-telling paintings. The essence of the story is always the exceeding of dualities, and the set is shaped by more components of the situation.

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with us, we’re looking forward meeting and hearing you at Drugstore.