Interview

“Maybe one day I’ll buy a suit and go to office like Nick Cave” – The Grace Cummings story

Grace Cummings is a folk musician from Australia. Her second record is titled "Storm Queen" and with…

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Homestory

“Like a sausage they’ve cut open” – A visit to the Whiskey Robber

The Hungarian folk hero Attila Ambrus committed twenty-nine robberies of post offices, travel agenci…

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Jordan Chanetsa – Interview – Participatory Residency Program ADKDW

„I am someone that loves to be seen – so it´s only right for me to want for other people to be seen too.“

"I just fear mediocrity, I don´t wanna be mediocre, I don´t wanna be simple – I am addicted to …

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Our next level Talkshow

Talking Kaput #09 Featuring Paula Irmschler, Diana Ringelsiep, Henry Lee

Another round of "Talking kaput", we're talking feminism and punk and at last Henry Lee plays her he…

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Farida Amadou – Interview – Meakusma Festival / Monheim Triennale

Farida Amadou: „I am not a big talker, I prefer to play music“

"I grew up in a kind of poor family, I'm second generation, my mum was a political refugee – ther…

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation w/ Lydia Lunch

Lydia Lunch: “I never feel nostalgic”

"I feel I am on a path I was destined to be on which involves setting an example of not settling to …

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“Electric Lights – Women in Electronic Music” w/ Paula Temple

Paula Temple: “Silence is an amazing creative tool for drama”

I had been reading all the scientific reports I could find on climate predictions between 2015 to 20…

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation

Niagara Detroit: “Art should be political if the artist wants it to be political”

"My style quickly became a Noir Pop style. The 1930s-40s movies inspire because, let’s face it, t…

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ELECTRONIC LIGHTS – WOMEN IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Ciel: “never let fear stop you from accomplishing your goals”

"The last two years of time off from touring & performance & the competitive nature of the dance mus…

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“Electric Lights – Women in Electronic Music” w/ Louisa Pillot

Louisahhh: “This life is lonely, and it’s amazing to get to make stuff with people I love and respect”

Biographies are so wonky and self-aggrandizing. I wanted a short poem or something to articulate wha…

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“Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music“

Suzanne Ciani: “”I’m stubborn and I try not to be lazy”

"For me, I gravitated towards a very slow rhythm, the rhythm of the ocean. The ocean represented a …

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation w/ Katrina Beale

Katrina Beale: “I am just beginning to feel the sense of a future and a space to plan into”

"I have always been inspired by artists that are interested in more than just the façade. I´m rare…

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"Potosí Principle Archive" - Interview with Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann - Akademie der Künste der Welt .

“We pursue a lot of things out of a need to rewrite history – and to keep bringing it back to a contemporary social practice.”

"What's exhausting about the Bitcoin currency is its value discovery. It consists of how much comput…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends w/ Basak Günak

Başak Günak: “I believe that as female:pressure we are creating an important force against “brotherhood” in the scene.”

"Gender inequality is still there and it works in a systematic way, but we continue to make and make…

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The Juan Mac Lean – Kaput Podcast

Juan MacLean „ I turned down this gig, I’m going to end up living under a bridge. “

Juan MacLean, today‘s guest on the kaput podcast is an old companion. In the 90s he was guitarist …

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Danielle dePicciotto & Friends: Shelley Hirsch

Shelley Hirsch: “I perform completely improvised music in concert quite often and the goal is to be as unprepared as possible”

Shelley Hirsch is known as one of the most versatile vocalists of our times in the area of improvise…

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Interview Interstellar Funk / Olf van Elden

Olf van Elden: “A community needs a place and there wasn’t any in the last two years, so it will take some time for it all to recover”

"I think a local community is very important for a healthy scene, and especially for the upcoming ar…

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Skuff Barbie – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 09

Skuff Barbie is one of the most talented german MC’s. We’re awaiting her debut-album and are ver…

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Hiking & talking w/ Masha & Angel

Masha: “We are in this together. We want to care of each other.”

"I’m really just encouraging everyone to create those safe spaces for the community."…

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40 Years of Touch – Interview with Jon Wozencroft & Mike Harding

TOUCH: „We survived because there’s a lot of things that we chose not to do, which has worked out really well“

"As much as Jon and Mike value memories and shared history they are driven by their ongoing curiosit…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends w/ Maroula Blades

Maroula Blades: “I dream in English”

"I remember being called the N- word often while on the way to school. And no white child sat next t…

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Meryem Erkus – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 08

She is the entrepreneur of our hearts. The city of Cologne without Meryem? Boy, this would be some k…

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Kim Gordon – Exhibition at JUBG, Cologne

Kim Gordon: “I’ve always felt more like an artist and kind of an outsider in the music world”

"Music in a way is much easier because I try not to think too much about it. I am pretty physically …

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends w/ Vanessa Vivante

Vanessa Vivante: “As a teen, I liked finding interesting and weird music …”

"It was the first time I’ve done a remote collaboration like that. The process reminded me of how …

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Akademie der Künste der Welt – Interview w/ Madhusree Dutta & Max Hinderer Cruz

Madhusree Dutta: “I wanted to make people re-think the formulation of local and international”

"It was kind of a playful public exercise to establish that the local is not parochial. Parochial is…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in Conversation w/ Gil de Ray

Gil de Ray: “It´s important to keep the ego in check”

"I moved to London in the early 90’s and Acid House and the Rave scene had transformed British Cul…

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Interview with Joseph ‘Jazzbo’ Patel, producer of "Summer of Soul"

Joseph ‘Jazzbo’ Patel: “It’s finding your tribe, right?”

Joseph ‘Jazzbo’ Patel is the producer of "Summer of Soul". Based on long-lost footage, the film …

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Dimitri Hegemann – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 07

This is already the seventh episode of our very own documentary series called “Deep Talk NRW”. …

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation w/ Kat Menschik

Kat Menschik: My ink stroke is part of my body, like my nose or the color of my eyes.

"I owe everything that defines me to my parents, my youth in the GDR, my studies straight after the …

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in Conversation w/ Diáne Zillmer

Diáne Zillmer: “In old age you notice how little you actually know”

"We still live the norms of an industrial and production-oriented society, although these have alrea…

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European values in a musical revival attempt

Unfuck the EU (PT. 6): ALLI NEUMANN

Alli Neumann has really turned German pop upside down in recent years. It's not every day that someo…

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Keshav Purushotham, Niklas Müller & Dima Oboukhov – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 06 We can talk openly here

Keshav Purushotham, Niklas Müller & Dima Oboukhov – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 06

„Deep Talk NRW“ is up to its seventh episode. We've come a long way, baby! And right now it lead…

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Discovery Zone – Interview with J.J. Weil

Discovery Zone: “I think that a crisis is a great opportunity for deep change – I believe we’re capable of that”

Starting Discovery Zone felt like taking an existential leap of faith down the rabbit hole into the …

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European values in a musical revival attempt

UNFUCK THE EU (PT. 03): LUWTEN

While European values are at their lowest, musicians are increasingly trying to speak up and turn th…

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European values in a musical revival attempt

Unfuck the EU: Drew Sycamore

While European values are at their lowest, musicians are increasingly trying to speak up and turn th…

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Darren Cullen and the art of satirising a world that won’t stop going to hell

Darren Cullen: Radicalised by the paper round

Satirical artist Darren Cullen talks to Alex Mayor about radicalising ideas in terrible newspapers, …

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Colin Stetson – Interview

Colin Stetson: “It starts and you’re there, and every muscle in your body is engaged and every aspect of your mind is fully lit up”

"The idea behind everything that I do is to try to create a new a kind of unavoidable…

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“Hands” – Akademie der Künste der Welt follows “Ghosts, Traces, Echoes: Works in Shifts” with an exhibition about hands, curated by Madhusree Dutta and Ala Younis – Interview

Madhusree Dutta: “As artists, we’ll have to be on our toes, and we’ll have to improvise”

“Hands”, Inspired by the pandemic-induced crisis in public life, in addition to showing 10 new w…

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René Regier & Lina Holzrichter – DEEP TALK NRW, Pt. 05

Kaput’s finest little Hollywood-project, “Deep Talk NRW”, is making its fifth roun…

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation w/ Angela Dwyer

Angela Dwyer: “We often assume that all artists are progressive, but unfortunately the political persuasions of artists are pretty much the same as the rest of society”

"I like fragments of texts that are taken out of context because they take on a new meaning when iso…

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VLADIMIR IVKOVIC – DEEP TALK NRW, PT. 04

This is the fourth episode of our own documentary series called "Deep Talk NRW". We'd like to introd…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation: Laetitia Cecile aka Sakina

Sakina: “Music is not just a way to celebrate, connect or travel; it’s also an act of liberty, a step to freedom”

"In Niger and all over the African continent, artists wrote songs to inform the population about the…

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TIMES OF HANDS – GAMIFICATION VS PLAY–  11./12.06., 2-5pm – Interview with Sam Hopkins and Hans Bernhard (UBERMORGEN)

“We have to get away from the male supremacy of Silicon Valley – it`s toxic and dangerous for everybody and anybody”

"For me it's not so much that researching gamification has affected how i play games, it has affecte…

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Squarepusher– 25 years of “Feed Me Weird Things”

Squarepusher, a night without fear at Berghain

"The album lately existed only on this terrible second-hand record market, where prices have skyrock…

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Jennifer Walshe – Monheim Triennale

Jennifer Walshe ‘As humans we struggle with events that are outside of our control’

"If people turn up – unless being obnoxious, or throwing things at you – your duty is to try to…

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"TIMES OF HANDS – COVID GLOSSARY" – 04./05.06, 2-5pm (cet) – Interview with Prasad Shetty

“The pandemic made the digital, a home and the physical, a prison”

"While the glossary preserves the integrity of each pixel, it allows for multiple readings and narra…

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"Times of Hands – And Paws And Leaves And Wings And Fins And," – Interview with Eleonora Fabião and Adriana Schneider Alcure

“Brazil is an opened colonial wound. Every 21 minutes a young black person dies murdered in Brazil.”

"We have been talking a lot about the importance of developing artistic practices precisely now, of …

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation – Yuko Matsuyama

Yuko Matsuyama: “I seek a truth in a non-verbalized dimension”

"There is a saying in Japan, “Onko-Chishin”, it means, learning new things from the past. But in…

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SUPERGAU Festival – Stefano D'Alessio – Interview

Stefano D’Alessio „Time is more important than commodities“

"The theme is the contrast between being physically present somewhere and being virtually present in…

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Daniela Georgieva – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 02

The second episode of our documentary series “Deep Talk NRW” features the choreographer …

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation – Victoria Keddie

Victoria Keddie: “My work explores the cacophony of media ecologies that we operate within, both as an intimate and planetary exchange”

"The shifts in a planetary balance and our relationship to the planet and outer planetary systems ar…

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Gabi Delgado – Farewell to a shining star

Gabi Delgado: “Nimm dir was du willst“

"The ever young punk Gabi Delgado, he will forever have a special place in my heart. There are not m…

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