Beiträge von Thomas Venker

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 – EM GUIDE



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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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Festival Announcement – Rewire – 4.-7.4.2024

Prädikat kaput: 11 Rewire 2024 performances not to be missed

Every April the spearheads of avant-garde and experimental electronic music gathers in The Hague for…

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AN EM GUIDE feature by Michael Papcun

Don’t call me G, but rather next one

Slovakia is a small country with large regional disparities. This results in the experienced binary …

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Interview with Dan Koplowitz from Friendly Fire Licensing

“It is to demonstrate who my lotalty is – I work with the artists”

Friendly Fire Licensing is a sync licensing company based in Los Angeles. They represent a wide cata…

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Roisin Murphy: “You have to go out every night of the week”

Since the end of Moloko, Róisín Murphy has released solo albums with various producers (incl…

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Wen Hui: „I always say: my daily life is my technique“

"My life is following the route of the whole country of China. When the political system changed, wh…

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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 t…

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Eugene Robinson 


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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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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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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Xmas special feature

Astrid & Alexander’s Winter Guide to Cosmopolitan Food and Drink in European Cities (LDN, PAR, BER edition)

A good pub should of course be authentically old and a bit broken. Ideally there should be no televi…

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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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2023 – Annual review

“… I danced by violent times It was hard to live, live” – 2023, a year’s worth of 25 albums

Anohni and the Johnsons “My Back Was a Bridge for You to Cross“ (Secretly Canadian) My Back …

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Sanaz Sohrabi – Interview

Sanaz Sohrabi: “Seeing the archive as a form of visual optic and conceptual prism”

"I think ecofeminist science and technology studies's approach to the legacies of extraction is much…

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Deep Talk NRW

“Deep Talk: IRWIN” – “Was ist Kunst, IRWIN?”

Kaput Mag presents a thoughtful exploration of the Slovenian artist collective IRWIN, founded in 198…

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10 Records for your Advent Weekender

Homesick, Bubblegum and West End Girls

Weekender-Crew: Ciel, Eleh, Isabella, Oum Shatt, Wolfgang Voigt, Pyur, Sam Dunscomb, Pauline Anna St…

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Merv Espina: “Access. Transformation. Emancipation.”

"I don’t really have a material or studio practice. I also don’t have storage space. These thing…

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Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) – 17.-20.2.2024, Groningen

Eurosonic Noorderslag celebrates its 20 bday

Eurosonic Noorderslag (short ESNS) brings each year in January the live music industry from all over…

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Astrid & Alexander – Interview

Astrid & Alexander – a mad and cinematic labour-of-love

"Their debut lp "[ romantic music plays loudly ]" is inspired by the unintended poetry that intrudes…

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Interview with Bevin Kelley aka Blevin Blectum

Blevin Blectum – free and different, ever-shifting

"I appreciate the complete autonomy (outside of the day job) to do whatever I want with music" – …

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Records of the Week

AGF „poemproducer” / Laurel Halo „Atlas“

AGF „poemproducer” AGF Producktion (Morr Distriibution) After years in which AGF mainly worked c…

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Photo Gallery, courtesy of Udo Siegfriedt

Phill Niblock presenting “The movement of people working” in Berlin

The Movement of People Working by Phill Niblock is a huge cinematic-musical monument. For his 90th b…

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Photo Gallery – Niclas Weber

The “Night of Surprise” in 11 pictures feat. Violent Magic Orchestra, 33 EMYBW ….

We are looking back on the latest edition of Cologne very own „Night by Surprise“ (which happene…

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Making Time ∞ at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia

Making Time ∞ – Looking back in Photos

Looking back at Making Time ∞ at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia. Photos by Uv Lucas. …

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A truly transcendental experience gonna happen in Philadelphia the upcoming weekend

Making Time w/ Dave P

Fellow transcendental artists share their first or most memorable Dave P moment with the world ahead…

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Noelia Maffiold & Felix Nisblé in conversation about "Desvestirse (Nacht 84 Remix)" and beyond

Noelia Maffiold “Being away from my home country made me feel closer to the sounds and the music in Colombia”

Colombian musician Noelia Maffiold talks about her experiences studying in Europe, workings as an ar…

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Le Guess Who? 2023 – an endless list of common faves and upcoming artists,

The summer ends and  fall knocks with all its power on our doors and souls – and thankfully Utre…

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Berlin Atonal 2023 – Festival – Pre-Report

Berlin Atonal 2023: Do not miss these 10 performances

Kaput tried the untryable and selected ten performances of Berlin Atonal 2023 you should not miss …

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Summer Sonic 2023, Tokyo


"... You have to imagine the audience in Japan as extremely attentive in general. It is almost dead …

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Uckermark Festival 2023

Close to the people with a subtext

"We don't have a cultural mandate. It is voluntary" The festival takes place every two years and ta…

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Honma Museum of Art (本間美術館, Honma Bijutsukan) – Site Visit

Honma Museum of Art

The Honma Museum of Art, situated in Sakata, Japan, was the first privately-owned art museum in Japa…

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Osorezan Bodaiji Temple  – Site Visit

The doorway to the underworld: Osorezan Bodaiji Temple 

The Osorezan Bodaiji Temple Osorezan (translated as "Fear Mountain"), situated on Mount Osore, is a…

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モエレ沼公園 / Moerenuma Park in Sapporo

モエレ沼公園 / Moerenuma Park by Noguchi Isamu

Moerenuma Park (Japanese モエレ沼公園), located in the Higashi-ku district of Sapporo, the ca…

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Ainu culture – Kotan Ainu Museum – Umeko Ando

A visit at the Teshikaga Town Kussharo Kotan Ainu Museum

Five years ago we featured on kaput an interview by Andi Otto with the musician Oki Kano that origin…

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Video Clip Premier, Sexy Lazer, "Mid Life Crisis"

Sexy Lazer: “When a personal spiritual crisis hits, you feel it. It’s confusing, wavy, sad and bad.”

Kaput met the Icelandic Pop Music eccentric in Cologne at the performance of Hasan Poppu. It was not…

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Behind the scenes of "Abashiri Prison"aka"Abashiri Bangaichi" aka "A Man from Abashiri Prison"

When in Abashiri … go to Prison

With his 1965 movie "Abashiri Prison" director Teruo Ishii kickstarted in 1965 an extensive series o…

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King Ludwig

Above the rooftops of Cologne w/ TOM TOM CLUB, BODY/HEAD, SCOUT NIBLETT…

For two years, 2013 and 2014, the King Ludwig concert series brought some of the best shows ever in …

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Photogallery Nick Zinner

Nick Zinner: “It´s just cool to documentate all those kids”

With "1001 Images" Nick Zinner captures beautifully the relationship of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with the…

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Malcolm Mooney – Interview

Malcolm Mooney: „How does one improvise from the moment?“

Malcolm Mooney, first ever singer of the band Can, comes finally back to Cologne after 37 years. Moo…

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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…

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"My favorite song" by Ramesh Srivastava

“This is How We Walk on the Moon” by Arthur Russell

"... The song was “This is How We Walk on the Moon,” and hearing it prompted me to further resea…

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Terre Thaemlitz – Photogallery – Exhibition, Lüneburg, Halle für Kunst

Terre Thaemlitz “Reframed Positions”

Reframed Positions is the first multi-venue retrospective by artist, producer, writer, educator, aud…

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Elena Colombi / Osàre Editions

Elena Colombi: “The patriarchy fucked things up”

"I love seeing the crowd and responding to it. For me it’s important to form a real dialogue, I wo…

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Hasan Poppu "Hasan Poppu" (JUBG / Kaput / Beachcoma Recordings)

Hasan Poppu: Ekusutashī at JUBG

On 6th of May the Cologne based, Japan inspired drone art techno duo Hasan Poppu – consisting of J…

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Notes from Below at ACUD

Sounding out and listening in

Notes from Below is a three-pronged project bringing together the works of artists and musicians who…

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a short story for the EU Tour 2023

David Bixby: “When you’re in a cult, you don’t know it’s a cult”

"Lake Michigan had the most remarkable impact on my life. I lived at the beach in my cut off blue je…

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Geschichten bei den Anderen: Monheim Triennale

 “The Sound – Sonic Art in Public Spaces“

For four weeks "The Sound" will present works by internationally renowned artists in public spaces t…

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Conrad Schnitzler –  preprint

When Finished Products Become Set Pieces: An Approach to Conrad Schnitzler’s Intermedia Work

"I didn’t want to play normal scales, and couldn’t have even if I’d wanted to. That was my fr…

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Berlin Atonal 2023 – Festival Announcement

Eleven days in the Kraftwerk: Berlin Atonal 2023

Between September 7th and 17th Berlin Atonal presents "a wider and more comprehensive selection of …

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