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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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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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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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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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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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We can talk openly here

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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An Interview with Brian Jackson – By Julian Brimmers

Brian Jackson – Survival Kits on Wax

"Part of life is the journey and sometimes not even knowing where you’re going. But knowing that y…

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7 party tales by Vivian Host

Vivian Host: “I Came, I Saw, I Raved”

"Raves and music gave me a way to express myself and an escape at times where I desperately needed t…

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Emeka Ogboh – Interview

Emeka Ogboh: “It is pretty much cacophonous out there, but at the same time it feels like music being composed by the city”

"Lagos is a medley of different things; it is dynamic, colorful, vibrant, chaotic, intense, cacophon…

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Danielle de Picciotto & friends in conversation – Tanja Ries

Tanja Ries: “Young people need more participation, more spaces that are their spaces”

"The pandemic magnifies the weak points of our society. Sadly, this includes poverty, a lack of equa…

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Easterndaze x Berlin 2021 –  Interview with Lucia Udvardyova & Natalie Gravenor

“Our modus operandi remains non-hierarchical and non-institutionalized”

"The artists had to entirely re-think their contributions and define different spaces for audience i…

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in conversation: Rosita Kuerbis

Rosita Kuerbis “I advise all artists to work on new productions, to compose and prepare for the time when the venues and museums will open again”

"Keep calm, visualize your own goals, gather the means to implement them and go. I don't just mean f…

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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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DeForrest Brown, Jr. – Interview

DeForrest Brown, Jr.: “To put it directly, Black people are hostages of the United States government who have not been able to properly participate in the nation or its rights, protections, economies and industries as full citizens.”

"The conceit of "Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry" was to subvert and broadcast the protest movement…

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TEN CITIES Clubbing in Nairobi, Cairo, Kyiv,​ Johannesburg, Berlin, Naples, ​Luanda, Lagos, Bristol, Lisbon​ 1960 – March 2020 / Interview mit Mudi Yahaya

Mudi Yahaya: “The truth and reality are that African artists rarely have the privilege of practicing art for arts sake. The nature of our mere existence is political”

"With more music genres having a voice through the internet and streaming we are seeing a growing in…

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Daniele De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Ulrike Haage

Ulrike Haage: “I want to give food for thought, encourage and create space for imagination”

"Because, as Duchamp said, “the creative act is only finalzed with the audience”. I miss these m…

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"Ghosts, Traces, Echoes: Works in Shifts" – Interview with Madhusree Dutta, Kathrin Ebmeier & Eva Busch

Madhusree Dutta: „This is not a time to be ahead of people, this is a time to be with the people“

In collaboration with curator Eva Busch, Madhusree Dutta is responsible for the current exhibition o…

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Unsound Festival 2020 – Interview Gosia Płysa

Gosia Płysa (Unsound): “I am certain that this difficult year will result in lots of great new art and music”

"I have to admit, it has been hard to focus on work and going on with planned announcements and acti…

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HAAi / Teneil Throssell – Interview

HAAi: “I’d say I’m quite serious in the studio, but I like to dance a lot!”

"Speaking for myself, I’m really missing my job. The flag is a bit of a nod to the rave, and how m…

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation: Lady Gaby

Gaby Bila-Günther aka Lady Gaby: “SHOW RATHER THAN TELL”

"Although the freedom in how we use our language has expanded, censorship in artistic and daily lang…

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Sónar Festival 2020 – Enric Palau – Interview

Sonar 2020 / “During the lockdown, music really has shone a light through the darkness”

"It’s not only live music that’s been affected but the entire way we produce and consume culture…

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Mutek Festival 2020 – Interview with Alain Mongeau

Alain Mongeau: “The focus will be on trying to support our artistic ecosystem both in Montréal and abroad”

"The biggest challenge was actually to feel I was in a festival mode during the week, since all the …

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Anita! – „Songs for the Lost“ – Interview / Videpremiere "Made of Stars"

Anita!: “It was a negative spiral for years. Music was the only way out to leave my body and the pain.”

"The song "Made of Stars" is on the one hand about the seemingly insoluble contradictions in man's r…

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation: Angeliska Polacheck

Angeliska Polacheck “I believe in free will, and that the most accurate way to predict the future is to create it!”

"A major reckoning is at hand, and it helps to have, again, a “celestial weather report”, to be …

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Interview – Adam Byczkowski

Better Person: “I miss being around people – I do not miss soundchecks and hangovers”

Berlin based sad eyed crooner Adam Byczkowski is bringing under his Better Person persona multicolor…

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Talking to Americans – A book by Thomas Venker & Jonathan Forsythe

Cornelius Harris “I decided that I was gonna not be an artist and instead I was going to try to help push other artists”

Cornelius Harris is essentially the spokesperson for Submerge and Underground Resistance, two of th…

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Interview with Folly Ghost aka Max from Berlin based DJ collective No Shade

Folly Ghost: “We have enough hashtags, we need more policies”

No Shade is a Berlin collective that has been offering mentoring programs for queer, female, trans a…

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Marco Donnarumma: „Corpus Nil: Eingeweide“

“It’s about understanding that we humans are not any more important than any other creature on the planet”

A lot has been written lately about the end of the artist as we know her/him. The legend is on the s…

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Ilse Ruppert – interviewed by Laurence Wasser

ILSE RUPPERT: “People have become very conscious of their image”

"I prepared very little for my shootings, it is in the pressure of the moment that I found the angl…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation: Gemma Ray

Gemma Ray: “I am mainly writing words without music and music without words”

"I am trying to be in the here and now – to have no fixed plans. I am processing." – Gemma Ray i…

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Sona Jobarteh – Interview

Sona Jobarteh: “I wanted to get recognition for playing the Kora not for being a woman”

"We are doing what we are doing to keep the tradition alive and innovate it and make sure it still g…

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Roísín Murphy – Interview

Roísín, the infinitely capable machine

"Microclubbing! C’mon! It’s the future. We have to go back to basics and build it again." Roís…

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Lucrecia Dalt – Interview

Lucrecia Dalt: “The fear of not making this a sustainable career has returned due to corona”

"For me standing on stage means engaging in the most active and energetically intense way I can, it …

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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation: Mary Muszynski

Mary Muszynski: “Find beauty in the place you are in and then amplify it!”

"We need natural beauty at home and in our urban common space. My plan is to keep making thoughtful …

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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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Danielle De Picciotto & friends in conversation with Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt (L.J.Spruyt)

 Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt (L.J.Spruyt): “I’ve often been told my work is very ‘dark’, I’m not sure this is true”

"You also couldn't afford to buy endless rolls of film, paper and chemicals–so the photos you took…

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Nika Breithaupt – Interview

Nika Son: “I often feel more connected to animals than to humans”

Nika Breithaupt aka Nika Son aka Nikae is one of the most active and sensitive artists in Hamburg. H…

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"Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music" – Kraków Loves Adana

Kraków Loves Adana: “A melody can touch your soul without any barriers immediately”

"I faced a lot of latent racism growing up, it was always a big deal where I come from, so I tried m…

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Luke Slater – Interview

Luke Slater: „Trust me, I am a DJ“

"The word career was a swearword when I was growing up. Anybody at school who wanted to have a caree…

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Beste Aydin – “Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music”

Nene H.: “Life is tiring”

Beste Aydin, better known under her artistic imprint Nene Hatun, is one of those blessed people with…

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Danielle De Picciotto & Friends in conversation

Dorit Chrysler: “The community is everything to me and always creates new movement”

"The better you know yourself, the more fearless you can translate it into sound." – Dorit Chrysl…

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Chinese music promoter Ni Bing is trying to give his home country a good name by posting food and landscape photos

Why do we have to attack each other based on different believe systems?

"I personally think the government here controlled the situation in the end pretty well, but obvious…

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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 – Käthe Kruse

Käthe Kruse: “Half-hearted work is worth nothing”

"Difficult to answer. I am open and honest in a straightforward and direct way. That means I do not …

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