Donnerstag, 5.12.2019
Henrietta Smith-Rolla / Afrodeutsche – “Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music”

Afrodeutsche: “Techno. It’s that language that I can speak”

This interview with Henrietta Smith-Rolla is part of the ongoing photo-project „Electric Lights - …

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Battles

Battles: “Of course, we are fans of jazz, but I don’t think it has much to do with the music of Battles.”

The New York experimental electronic band, which has been shrunken to a duo, takes the bull by the h…

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"It's the End of the World As We Know It: About Extinction” – “Why Pop and the climate movement have so little to say to one another”

„DID YOU EVER STOP TO NOTICE“

"The loss of significance for pop is not only due to the fact that there are new distribution channe…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Margarete Kreuzer

Margarete Kreuzer: “I want my documentaries to tell stories about dealing with reality.”

"That's why I love music, because it makes you feel things in a very straightforward way. When I hea…

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Becca Stevens – Interview

Becca Stevens: “I hope to find solace, inspiration, originality, authenticity, humanness, fearlessness, grounded-ness, spirituality, and raw emotion”

There are certain struggles that women face in the music industry that men see much less of, and thi…

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Easterndaze x Berlin 2019 – Interview with Lucia Udvardyova & Natalie Gravenor

Berlin has a bizarre relationship to its “Eastern” neighbors

Even though it's exactly 30 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain, and most Eastern European coun…

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Ka Baird – Interview

Ka Baird: „What now has become my performance persona originally came from this closed place”

"In order to deal with nerves I would often jump around a lot in order to deal with my performance a…

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Loretta Fahrenholz – Interview alongside her series of videoclips for Kim Gordon

Loretta Fahrenholz: “I like it when films cause vertigo”

"I would say the real conditions are much more brutal than any kind of representation of them. In fi…

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Aurora Halal – “Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music”

Aurora Halal: Poseidon. Witch. Angel

This Brooklyn-based producer and video artist has established herself in the last few years as one o…

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Floating Points

„I’m finding myself listening to my own album and kind of enjoying it, because it doesn’t actually feel like I made it.“

"I guess, you know, I managed to get the word apoptose and something scientific and something so ser…

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Youth Culture Now Part 2

Generation, why?

JULIA LORENZ has written a plea against generational clichés and the rampant mania to categorize ev…

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Youth Culture Now Part 3

The young Superqueeros are coming

STEFAN HOCHGESAND deals with queerness, coming of age and outings in pop culture. Queer youth like L…

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Youth Culture Now Part 1

ARIANA GRANDE AND “BLACKFISHING” – WHERE DOES RACISM BEGIN?

"The debate about cultural appropriation suffers from its premise: It is based on the assumption tha…

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Morrissey, gifted singer and songwriter, is down with the Pegida

Perrecy & Mexrrissey: When Love Turns into Revulsion

The pain many fans feel about Morrissey's political development is deep-seated. We are giving two pe…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Raphaele Shirley

Raphaele Shirley: “Anyone’s own belief system drives the framework of their existence”

"It is a life-long quest to discover a satisfying way to represent the Universe..." –  Raphaele S…

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HTRK at Atonal Festival – Interview

HTRK: It’s not as sad anymore because we’re not as sad

"We’ve gone through a whole process of healing and accepting and that just comes out in what you c…

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Felix Kubin & Matt Wand in conversations

Felix Kubin & Matt Wand: To create Mutations ¬– the third mind thing.

This conversation happened on 8th of May 2019 in Hamburg. The next night Matt Wand gave an impressiv…

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MELANIE JAME WOLF / SAVAGE AMUSEMENT: “TONIGHT”

“Tonight” is a place of future. And apparently there isn’t one”

"I started my performance career, because I really, really didn't want to do a normal job. Performin…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Sabin Aell

Sabin Aell: “For me it is more interesting what I am becoming than where I was born”

"I guess I am a surfer, riding “the wave”, always on the look out for the next magnificent one."…

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on power and dominion, visibility and representation, and on intersectionality in pop music

Ain’t I a Human?

In the third text of the series curated by Aida Baghernejad, she herself thinks out loud about power…

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Annett Scheffel on„When I Get Home“ by Solange Knowles

Solange “And Do You Feel Addressed? I Do.”

Annett Scheffel is immersing herself deeply into "When I Get Home", Solange Knowles' new album. She …

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The cultural struggle around female bodies in pop music: Songs about abortions

PAPA, DON’T PREACH: ABORTIONS , (NOT) A TABOO IN POP MUSIC?!

The second text of the series curated by Aida Baghernejad, Julia Lorenz searches for traces: Songs a…

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Merrill Nisker – Interview

Peaches: „To be quite honest, a lot of my ideas evolve around the vagina and my intersectional feminist perspective“

"Do not be fooled, there are many paths and many opinions and although I would love to believe we ar…

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YPY – Interview with Koshiro Hino

YPY: “No comment. Everybody has one secret at least.”

"It’s often very hard mentally and physically for me during the production process, but once a pro…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Andrea Wünsche (Magnet Musik)

Andrea Wünsche: “Nowadays it’s often about quick money (…) the market has become more commercial”

"As a booker, you have to create a strategy, a plan for your artist, have to travel a lot, get to kn…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Sonja Krohn (La petite Sonja)

Sonja Krohn (La petite Sonja): “My boyfriend is my muse”

"I want to survive as long as I can to raise our daughter properly. That’s my main plan momentaril…

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Akiko Yano - Interview

“When you are communicating through music there is no fear or intimidation”

"Young people want to know about our music and I am grateful for that. I think some of it somehow ca…

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Holly Herndon – Interview

Holly Herndon: “I make music for active listening and I love that as an art form“

Holly Herndon in conversation about Artificial Intelligence, sleep rhythms, Church, nonhierarchica…

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Carla Bley – Interview

Carla Bley: “I sometimes feel I should wear a sign on stage saying “She Wrote The Music.”

"I began learning music before I was able to walk, and I was surrounded by music at home from as ear…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation - MAYa Hardinge

MAYa Hardinge & Fear of failing!

"I’ve been obsessed with music since I was very little and obsessed with visuals and style since t…

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Danielle de Picciotto „Et Arripuerit“ – Videoclip-Premiere

Danielle de Picciotto: “It is very difficult for me to separate my art from my everyday life”

"I am an interdisciplinary artist and always move between sound, color or language. If I neglect one…

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John Niven on the Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland"

John Niven: “Personally, I fear it will be a long time before any of Jackson’s music is played in our house.”

"Obviously, every individual has to decide these questions for themselves. You suspect that after th…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation - Julia Kent

Julia Kent: “I find it endlessly interesting, and empowering, to learn about and to interact with technology”

"There's something about joining that stream of human energy that you find in a city and feeling the…

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Cologne Sessions & Strange Sounds from Beyond – 23.3.2019

Lulu: “Working in the music industry has made me conscious of my (in-)capabilities”

"Strange Sounds From Beyond is a festival and music platform that seeks its inspiration in boundary-…

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Jayda G – Interview

JAYDA G: “MORE THAN JUST AN IMAGE”

"We both smile because we are quite thankful that we don’t have to talk about the remaining being-…

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Efdemins „New Atlantis“

Efdemin: The long dive to the self

"The album contains a lot of time, work and suffering. Many years in which I was traveling as a DJ a…

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Cindy Li – Tour Diary Asia

Ciel “Hao! Feeling the year of the pig in a big way”

Within the last twelve months Toronto based dj and producer Cindy Li (which goes by the artist name …

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation - Jennifer Tull Westberg

Jennifer Tull Westberg: “Gemstones are magical to me – gifts from deep in the Earth”

"I never really lack ideas as I am constantly being inspired. My biggest problem is actually finding…

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Terence Fixmer – Interview

Terence Fixmer: „I saw the start of Techno!“

"Personally I don’t understand djs who are playing ten times or more per month. I don’t see the …

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Jessica Pratt – Interview

Jessica Pratt: “It came out of me with a bang”

"Quiet Signs" is, of course, not a loud, flashy album – rather a gentle revolution, a timeless, cr…

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Melvin Oliphant III / Mutant Beat Dance – Interview

Making a mutant

"Nothing was never wasted or thrown out because I wouldn´t allow us to come together with no result…

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Borderlands Trio – Interview with Stephan Crump

Borderlands Trio: “A lifetime of preparation for that moment”

Borderlands Trio is the formation of Stephan Crump (bass), Kris Davis (piano) and Eric Mc Pherson (d…

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Tasho Nicolopulos - Kaput Talk

Its Own Infinite Flower: “I feel music should be an adventure to create & also to listen to”

"Following the deaths of friends, the dissolution of friendships and intense heartbreak, making musi…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation - Ziska Riemann

Ziska Riemann: “Art has the ability to confuse one’s point of view”

"I still live the same bohemian life as twenty years ago. Since I have no permanent job, no family, …

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation – Marie Čtveráčková

Marie Čtveráčková: “It still surprises me how women are treated”

For the latest installment of Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation DdP met up with Prague…

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Loraine James – Interview

“female:pressure is awesome because it recognises us, and we do exist. There are a lot of us!”

"I think in the past year and a half I’ve become more confident in who I am as a person, and my id…

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An interview with James Stinson by Andrew Duke (from 1999)

Drexciya: „Why not give it a try again and see what will happen?“

The music of James Stinson and Gerald Donald is equal parts electro, techno, and funk. Murky and mys…

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Helena Hauff

Helena Hauff: “Why I am actually doing this?”

"The sun is slowly creeping up from behind floor and the people on the dance floor are now going com…

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“ZLS3 feat. >Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley, The Ignition Point

To travel down the fragmented landscape of Michigan Avenue, a route that stretches across the city o…

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation – Linnea Hellström

Linnea Hellström: “The main reason to be strong is to protect those who are weaker”

"Veganism is more than what we eat, buy, wear, support or boycott. It´s a whole way of thinking, fe…

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Lena Platonos – Interview – DICE conference and festival

Lena Platonos: “I listen to music 24 hours a day.”

"I advise them to fight for their rights and hope for a more optimistic future." – Lena Platonos …

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation

Barbara Morgenstern: “Goose bumps are always great”

"Language is very important to me, I work a lot with meanings between the lines, ambiguity, puns and…

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