Adolfina Fuck was born in 1982 in West Germany. At the very same time but thousands of kilometres east in Kachkanar near Perm, the former radio factory ‘Formanta Radio Factory’ manufactured their first Polivoks synthesizers. Three decades later, after David Hasselhoff ended the Cold War, tore down the Berlin Wall and establish a flourishing techno scene in the new old capital of Germany, a Polivoks became Adolfina’s very first synthesizer to own and play.
Adolfina plays live techno. She’s using drum machines, synths, samplers and effects to improvise a constant flow of bumm bumm bumm. For her, techno music is not meant to be mere functional music to dance and consume. It’s an attitude, while dancing is a statement. Following that idea, her first EP that was recently released on the Ukrainian label Black Drop is named „Queer are the people“ / „Queer sind das Volk”.
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Adolfina thinks that Kometa festival is a wonderfully special festival. So Adolfina wants to do something very special for this year’s Kometa. Something that she has never done before. While she normally tends to play hard and fast at dark and gloomy places, she will now play dreamy and warm at Kometa’s chill out space. Aiming for a sound journey, that musically and literary circles around Adolfina’s main contents: queerness, trans*identity, it’s beauty, it’s difficulties, troubles and potentials. Or, to put in David Hasselhoff’s words: „I’ve been looking for freedom / Still the search goes on / I’ve been looking for freedom / Since I left my home town.”