Klaus

Grace Jones - Love is the drug

 Sun, 28 Jan 2018 02:21:38 +0100 
Amazing light effect


#^Grace Jones 'Love Is The Drug' (Live).
by thevisitor on YouTube
Klaus

Donald E. Knuth - Fantasia Apocalyptica

 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:29:34 +0100 
Fascinating project by the author of The Art of Computer Programming.

#^Knuth: Fantasia Apocalyptica
Fantasia Apocalyptica is a multimedia work for pipe organ, accompanied by several video tracks. It can be regarded as a somewhat literal translation of the Biblical book of Revelation into music.

#CC0
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Klaus

We Call It

 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:45:18 +0100 
This documentary is 10 years old already. :-O Always interesting to see how different the cities in Germany have been in the beginning. Also the comments about the starting commercialisation with Mayday and so on. Looking at this today with all the EDM equalisation and globalisation is a bit strange.

This Documentary Investigates The Birth Of Germany’s Techno Scene
We Call It Techno! is now available to stream in full with English subtitles.

Germany is widely recognized as having one of the most influential and iconic techno scenes in the world. The 2008 documentary We Call It Techno! takes an important look back at the musical phenomenon’s cultural roots in Berlin, Frankfurt and beyond with exclusive interviews, unpublished film and rare photographic material from 1988 to 1994. It also includes comments from some of the movement’s most significant DJs and producers, like Sven Väth, Tanith and more.

You can now stream the documentary in full with English subtitles until early 2018. Take a look at where it all began below.
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Klaus

MOMEM

 Frankfurt am Main, GermanySun, 07 Jan 2018 00:36:47 +0100 
Looking forward to when this will open.

#^MOMEM - Museum Of Modern Electronic Music
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"MUSIC IS THE KEY TO TECHNOLOGY“ Brian Eno

MOMEM won't be a Museum. No museum in a classical sense.
It’s a place in the here and now.
An experience raising awareness for various electronic aspects of life:
Sound, fashion, instruments, apps, club culture, spaces, medial surroundings, interaction.

Most of which arose and still arises from music. Electronic Music.
A journey from the beginnings via today into the future.
And to the international hot spots.
Frankfurt in its centre.
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Klaus

AquaSonic

 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 00:29:54 +0100 
#^AquaSonic | Between Music | Performance concerts
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Five performers submerge themselves in glass water tanks to play custom-made instruments and sing entirely underwater. Transformed inside these darkly glittering, aquatic chambers, they produce compositions that are both eerily melodic and powerfully resonant.

AquaSonic is the culmination of years of research into the exciting possibilities of submerged musical performance, breaking barriers and challenging existing paradigms.

The artists conducted countless experiments in collaboration with deep-sea divers, instrument makers and scientists to develop entirely new, highly specialized subaqueous instruments. These include an underwater organ or hydraulophone, crystallophone, rotacorda, percussion and violin. The team also perfected a distinctive vocal technique for underwater singing.

The result is a concert experience completely out of the ordinary; a deep dive into a magical new universe of images and sounds.
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Klaus

Es kommt ein Schiff geladen

 Bonn, GermanyMon, 25 Dec 2017 00:38:12 +0100 last edited: Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:41:13 +0100  
Frohe Weihnachten. God Jul. Selamat hari Natal. Merry Christmas.


#^Jazzchor der Uni Bonn: ‚Es kommt ein Schiff geladen‘– Der beste Chor im Westen | WDR
by WDR on YouTube
 Bonn  music
Klaus

Scooter revisited

 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:07:02 +0100 
#^Songs by techno band Scooter revisited by classical piano star Olga Scheps | Music | DW | 18.12.2017
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Olga Scheps is one of the world's most up-and-coming piano soloists. Her latest album covers pieces by German dance group Scooter. Scheps told DW what fascinated her about this project.
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Klaus

Nur ein Bolzenschneider nötig

 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:04:44 +0200 

#^Kettcar - Sommer '89 (Er schnitt Löcher in den Zaun)
by Grand Hotel van Cleef on YouTube
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Klaus

The Potential of Noise

 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:22:37 +0200 
#^Conny Plank - The Potential of Noise (Trailer)
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ein Film von Reto Caduff & Stephan Plank DE 2017, 92 Min., deutsche-englische OF

Konrad “Conny” Plank (1940-1987) war einer der innovativsten Klanggestaltern und Musikproduzenten seiner Zeit. Die Aufnahmen, die ab den 60er Jahren in seinem sagenumwobenen Tonstudio in Wolperath nahe Köln entstanden sind, haben die Musikwelt revolutioniert. Er war der Pionier des Krautrocks und Wegbereiter der elektronisch geprägten Popmusik. Bands und Künstler wie Neu!, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Ultravox und die Eurythmics nahmen mit ihm auf und betonen noch heute den Einfluss, den er auf ihre Musik hatte. Ohne Plank gäbe es kein “Wir fahrn fahrn fahrn auf der Autobahn” von Kraftwerk, hätte Gianna Nannini wohl für immer auf Englisch gesungen, und wäre ihm ein gewisser Bono sympathischer gewesen, würde “Joshua Tree” von U2 heute ganz anders klingen.


#^Documentary about West German studio legend Conny Plank to be released this year - The Wire
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Directed by Reto Caduff and Conny's son Stephan Plank, the documentary looks at the heritage of the producer and sound engineer behind 1970s krautrock, 1980s neue deutsche welle, and much more

Conny Plank: The Potential Of Noise goes on release in September. Directed by Reto Caduff and Stephan Plank, the feature length documentary traces the history of Stephan’s father Conny through the viewpoint of the artists he worked with. It also examines the legacy the West German producer, sound engineer and musician left behind following his death at the age of 47. Ranging across progressive, avant garde, electronic and krautrock, Plank worked with artists such as Neu!, Kraftwerk, Cluster, Guru Guru, La Düsseldorf, Gianna Nannini, Michael Rother, Eurythmics, Les Ritas Mitsuko, Ultravox, and many others. He was also a regular collaborator with Cluster’s Dieter Moebius. Born Konrad Plank in Hütschenhausen in 1940, Conny died of cancer in 1987, leaving behind his wife, the actor Christa Fast, and son Stephan, then aged 13.
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Klaus

Tangerine Dream

 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 02:14:55 +0200 
#^Revolution Of Sound | All media content | DW | 04.09.2017
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Director Margarete Kreuzer looks back the career of Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream, the German band that helped pioneer electronic music.
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Klaus

Tunnel of sound

 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:08:06 +0200 
#^Tunnel of sound - Jazztube series goes underground again
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The way to good jazz leads down an elevator. The Jazztube series is currently running in three underground stations in Bonn - and proves to be a talent factory already.
 music  Bonn
Klaus

New stage, sound and beer pipeline

 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:31:49 +0200 
#^New stage, sound and beer pipeline at world's largest heavy metal festival Wacken | Music | DW | 31.07.2017
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The 1,800-person village of Wacken in northern Germany will soon be welcoming 80,000 metalheads and 160 bands for three days of headbanging and beer. Here's what's new at this year's festival.
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Klaus

40 Jahre Rockpalast-Nacht

 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:59:47 +0200 
#^I've lost my mind in Essen  – 40 Jahre Rockpalast-Nacht | Reportage & Dokumentation
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Am 23. Juli 1977 geht die erste Rocknacht mit Rory Gallagher, Little Feat und Roger McGuinn über den Sender. Es ist die offizielle Geburtsstunde des Rockpalasts. Mit der europaweiten Fernsehübertragung wird ein Kultstatus begründet: Die Live-Übertragung von Konzerten in kompletter Länge bringt Deutschland und den der Eurovision angeschlossenen Ländern die Stromgitarren direkt in die gute Stube. Fans versammeln sich vor den Fernsehern, die Musik, gleichzeitig im Radio übertragen, dröhnt über die Hifi-Anlage verstärkt aus den Boxen durch die Wohnzimmer der Republik.
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Klaus

vinyl

 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:47:43 +0200 
#^Sony to make vinyl records again after 30-year hiatus | Business | DW | 29.06.2017
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The Japanese tech giant stopped making vinyl records in 1989, with cassettes and compact discs dominating the market at that time. But the format's renaissance has led Sony to return it to the market.
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Klaus

Jazzfest Bonn 2017

 Bonn, GermanyThu, 22 Jun 2017 22:39:58 +0200 
Aus der WDR Mediathek

#^Jazzfest Bonn 2017 - Die Highlights
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Das Jazzfest Bonn wurde 2010 gegründet und ist mit Abstand das jüngste Mitglied der großen Jazzfestivalfamilie im Westen. Die WDR Jazzline berichtet erstmalig mit einer 100-minütigen Doku über das Event. Gezeigt werden Highlights ausgewählter Konzerte, Interviews und Impressionen. Mit dabei sind unter anderem John Patitucci, Viktoria Tolstoy, Omer Klein und Marius Neset.
 music  Bonn
Klaus

Beethoven Kinder Fest

 Bonn, GermanySun, 21 May 2017 23:33:37 +0200 
Deine Zauber binden wieder
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.



Klaus

Earworms

 Sat, 20 May 2017 21:36:46 +0200 
earworms, stradivarius, marijuana, what a show.

#^Spectrum: Earworms and evolution | All media content | DW | 16.05.2017
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Where in the world do earworms come from? And how do you get them out of your head? We’re going to bust the myth of the most expensive violin around, the Stradivarius. How marijuana can help an ageing brain? And why we’re going to have to leave the Earth? Soon. If any of those stories seem interesting to you, why not stick around on DW’s Spectrum.
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Klaus

AUTHOR & PUNISHER

 Underground, Cologne, GermanyWed, 12 Apr 2017 00:33:21 +0200 
Was wondering why my wife wanted to go to this concert. I think it is not her ordinary kind of music. ;-) But she knows him from a school exchange to the USA in the 90s.
Really fascinating instruments!

#^Author & Punisher (Official Page of works by Tristan Shone)
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Sound machines, tour dates, video, photos, etc. of Author & Punisher and Tristan Shone.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER, named, “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music,” by Noisey, continues to tour in support of latest full-length Melk En Honing, released last year via Housecore Records. The record was listed among Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums Of 2015 and he is currently well into writing his new album as well as a new setup of machines. After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery. Shone used his technical knowledge, along with his artistic background to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal.” All aspects of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences.


#^Author & Punisher- 9/5/10 Studio Practice Shoot
by Tristan Shone on Vimeo
 music  Art
Klaus

Hauschka

 Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:30:35 +0200 
interesting sounds

#^Das passiert nur hier - Hauschka mit einer Weltpremiere - Westart live - Sendung - Video - Mediathek - WDR
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Extra für Westart live präpariert Hauschka zusammen mit Moderatorin Siham El-Maimouni einen Flügel für die Weltpremiere eines Stückes, dessen Name noch gesucht wird.
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