A kind of "family sleep

How little I know – forever in the children’s room

Whenever I talk to friends about their and my youth, I have the feeling that everyone else remembers rather more than I do. Be it kindergarten events, school anecdotes or first teenage dreams.

For a long time I concluded that they simply interpreted the threads of memory more freely. When I wasn’t in a good mood, I also brooded over the premature onset of dementia. Only recently has a theory of collateral damage been solidified in my mind, i.e. that many memories with formative unpleasant experiences that I should have had were unintentionally buried… by me.

It was Gertrude Stein who spoke of the fact that history takes time to form and that it is ultimately the writing of history that creates its memories. (Original quote: “History takes time. History makes memory.”; quoted from a fridge magnet).

What if we don’t have access to all historical events and the social contexts surrounding them, not because of manipulation, but due to personal reasons like our own self-protection or simply forgetting about them?

I have to think of the piece “Wie wenig du weißt” by Trinkwasser, the joint project by Jörg Burger and Lothar Hempel, now that I’m finally sitting down to pen this text I’ve been carrying around for a few days now.

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AN EM GUIDE feature by Michael Papcun

Re-Enchanted Kingdoms – or the idiosyncratic topography of contemporary Slovak folk-music

"This reconstruction of occultures and their ethos, or experimental revival of original folklore motifs, is also one of the distinctive turns on the Slovak alternative and underground music scene. It is often surprising how diverse forms this neo-folk turn can take..."…

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Telekom Electronic Beats Podcast The Week with Kelela

Kelela „If a white woman was doing the same exact thing that I’m doing, she would be probably ten times as big”

Sometimes it is not easy to listen to a conversation. But it is necessary. One hears clearly the str…

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Interview with Lukasz Polowczyk / EM GUIDE

“It’s just wild that all of this exists, that we are here to experience it”

Lukasz Polowczyk is a Berlin-based sound artist, poet, and educator. His brand new video art piece "…

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Interview

CocoRosie: „Guided by an inner force“

"We don't listen to much new music or music at all." CocoRosie in conversation with kaput. …

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Cabinet of Kaput

Philipp Joy Reinhardt „Hold your shit together (Chardin‘s cat)“

Cabinet No. 71 Philipp Joy Reinhardt „Hold your shit together (Chardin‘s cat)“…

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Interview – EM GUIDE

HEAVY CALMNESS – AN INTERVIEW WITH KMRU

SOUND ARTIST KMRU AKA JOSEPH KAMARU TOOK THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH INSTALLATIONS,…

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Feature – EM GUIDE

As loud as possible

In noise music, extreme volume is an effective means of involving listeners with their entire bodies…

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