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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James Ellis Ford – Interview – Depeche Mode

James Ellis Ford: “If I am really lucky I get a bit in the zone where time disappears”

I catch up with James Ellis Ford in his cosy home attic studio in London. And even though he is in the middle of another big name project (very much under NDA), he is super relaxed and keeps talking for over an hour.…

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Cabinet of Kaput

Sarah Szczesny „The gown will have to do all sorts of crazy wonderful things, you know, so it doesn’t restrict me“

Cabinet Nr. 67 Sarah Szczesny „The gown will have to do all sorts of crazy wonderful things, you…

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3 DAYS OF MUSIC DEDICATED TO PETER BRÖTZMANN London Café OTO, 8.2.10.2.2024 

Peter Brötzmann “Full of love and respect”

"A memorial dedicated to a man that meant so much to so many. Hamish Dunbar, the artistic director o…

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Eugene Robinson 

“A WALK ACROSS DIRTY WATER AND STRAIGHT INTO MURDERER'S ROW: A Memoir”


Question: Who is Eugene Robinson?

„Now I realize what’s more true than not is that there are a lot of people who deserve to die, …

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Cabinet of Kaput

Céline Keller “Who Is Afraid of Degrowth?”

Cabinet of Kaput No. 66 Céline Keller "Who Is Afraid of Degrowth?"…

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Interview

Malcolm Mooney „I’m a working man, not a celebrity.“

"There's no guarantee in music making a living. It's not like the guy that's driving the train. It's…

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Kaput-Mix-Series

Keikee “This is not a kaputt mix”

"For me, Acephale was a venue I could visit without hesitation. (...) as a DJ, it was a special plac…

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