Beiträge von Thomas Venker

Farahnaz Hatam & Colin Hacklander  – LABOUR – Interview

Farahnaz Hatam & Colin Hacklander “Our hope is to bring awareness to listening through sound and the associated tactile elements”

Curation or organisation is just an extension of our artistic practice – we certainly do not consi…

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Talking Kaput (a podcast by Kaput – Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop)

Talking kaput w/ Nadine Moser & Anushka Chkheidze

Today we happily present you a two in one episode of our „Talking Kaput“ Podcast, recorded durin…

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Anushka Chkheidze – Feature

Anushka Chkheidze: “When I play, I am really free”

Georgian musician Anushka Chkheidze is constantly searching for new influences and ways of expressio…

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Unsound 2022 Festival

Unsound 2022: Divided in-between worlds, merged space-time continuums and the absence of any executive authority

...just as one is currently renegotiating and repositioning for oneself many other things from one's…

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10 Years Akademie der Künste der Welt (ADKDW)

Jamie Stewart: “The epicly long throughline of human creativity is shocking in its wonder”

"For this one it is an equal combination of organization and potential chaos. We MIGHT know what wil…

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Susanne Sachsse & Marc Siegel: “We never improvise, we invent”

"Sleep brings both order and disorder into our lives. We're interested in both of these aspects, not…

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Record of the Week Special: 12-Inches

Club and beyond w/ Elkka, Kode9, and Throne of Blood

Somehow this month we're stuck with sugary tracks – or let's put it this way: everyone suddenly wa…

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Quo Vadis Pop Teaching? - A journalistic survey among teachers - Prof. Jono Podmore

Prof. Jono Podmore: „Working at a Musikhochschule is a little like working at a museum“

Not affected by the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - and yet exposed to similar frustration and pre…

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Mr.Subtitle feat. Jamie Lidell – Yeti Park

Viktor Marek, general manager at large of Hamburgs finest venue Golden Pudel Club, just released und…

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Jordan Chanetsa – Interview – Participatory Residency Program ADKDW

„I am someone that loves to be seen – so it´s only right for me to want for other people to be seen too.“

"I just fear mediocrity, I don´t wanna be mediocre, I don´t wanna be simple – I am addicted to …

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New Maxis for the Dance Floor

Just go and throw your little hands up: Dance Yrself Clean

Hodge „Sub 100“ / „Night Journeys II – Jessy Lanza Remix“ / Little Dragon „Frisco“ /…

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"Tresor: True Stories"

Regina Baer: “After the miracle of German reunification, everyone dreamed of making the impossible possible”

"We all wanted to create something special. The club was a base for artists who came from a world as…

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Meakusma Festival 2022 – Photo Gallery

Happily touched in Eupen

The system Meakusma, if you want to describe this festival as such, it is an inviting, idiosyncratic…

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Chicks on Speed feat. Jeremiah Day "Two Songs"

“An innocent man in a living hell”

"...Julian said that we as artists have the last free voice. It is unfortunate many artists do not u…

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Farida Amadou – Interview – Meakusma Festival / Monheim Triennale

Farida Amadou: „I am not a big talker, I prefer to play music“

"I grew up in a kind of poor family, I'm second generation, my mum was a political refugee – ther…

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ELECTRONIC LIGHTS – WOMEN IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Ciel: “never let fear stop you from accomplishing your goals”

"The last two years of time off from touring & performance & the competitive nature of the dance mus…

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Kaput Podcast w/ Ramesh Srivastava

The true essence of Ramesh, Austin’s best-kept songwriting secret

Ramesh Srivastava: „My biggest wish is to keep moving forward with what I’m doing.“ Today…

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“Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music“

Suzanne Ciani: “”I’m stubborn and I try not to be lazy”

"For me, I gravitated towards a very slow rhythm, the rhythm of the ocean. The ocean represented a …

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Deep Talk: House of Mirrors

Deep Talk: House of Mirrors

The exhibition "House of Mirrors" can be seen until July 31 at the Hartware Medienkunstverein in Dor…

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Monheim Papers – Monheim Triennale Editorial Series – Geschichten bei den Anderen

Monheim Papers Special: 18 Artist Portraits

Ava Mendoza, Colin Stetson, Farida Amadou, Hibo Elmi, Ingrid Laubrock, Jennifer Walshe, Julia Úlehl…

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Primavera Sound 2022

E´s & Wizz in Barcelona – back to Primavera Sound Lalaland

even if you missed 3/4 of what you had on the longlist, the shortlist you experienced should provide…

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(Club) Record(s) of the Month

Bleeps, house fragments & science fiction soundtracks

New 12-inches and much needed re-issues, from Baby Ford, Dj Python, Steffi, Romanthony, Stingray and…

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"Potosí Principle Archive" - Interview with Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann - Akademie der Künste der Welt .

“We pursue a lot of things out of a need to rewrite history – and to keep bringing it back to a contemporary social practice.”

"What's exhausting about the Bitcoin currency is its value discovery. It consists of how much comput…

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The Juan Mac Lean – Kaput Podcast

Juan MacLean „ I turned down this gig, I’m going to end up living under a bridge. “

Juan MacLean, today‘s guest on the kaput podcast is an old companion. In the 90s he was guitarist …

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New York's DFA label celebrated its twentieth birthday on March 26 at the Knockdown Center in the borough of Queens

DFA Records: Reunion in the House of the jealous Lovers

Later, in bed, the experienced booms in ears and head. And even later, on the plane back to Germany,…

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20 Years of DFA Records

Josh Houtkin „I go pretty deep in memories with DFA and James Murphy”

"DFA definitely not only stuck with what they do, they also seem to be reinventing themselves pretty…

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SXSW w/ City Slang and Anna B Savage, Sophia Kennedy, King Hannah, KAINA, Los Bitchos & Pom Pom Squad

“We feel so lucky that we get to share these magical moments with everyone”

One of the hottest showcases during the SXSW week was the City Slang one at The Augustine, featuring…

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Sid Le Rock „Invisible Nation“ album & „Sid rides shotgun mix“

Sid Le Rock talking about the „Invisible Nation“

It may look like Sheldon Thompson is chilling on his backyard, but truth is, the man behind the Sid …

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Interview Interstellar Funk / Olf van Elden

Olf van Elden: “A community needs a place and there wasn’t any in the last two years, so it will take some time for it all to recover”

"I think a local community is very important for a healthy scene, and especially for the upcoming ar…

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Kulør 10 & Kulør 11

Courtesy & Daniel Hjorth: “Night Journeys” & “Leben”

The Danish producer and DJ Najaaraq Vestbirk, better known as Courtesy, has recently been able to br…

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Ramesh – „Valentino“ – Track Premiere

Ramesh “Valentino”

Ramesh: "The song is a stream-of-consciousness meditation on my many experiences in gay clubs – an…

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Hiking & talking w/ Masha & Angel

Masha: “We are in this together. We want to care of each other.”

"I’m really just encouraging everyone to create those safe spaces for the community."…

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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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Kim Gordon – Exhibition at JUBG, Cologne

Kim Gordon: “I’ve always felt more like an artist and kind of an outsider in the music world”

"Music in a way is much easier because I try not to think too much about it. I am pretty physically …

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METHODE RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Eine Retrospektive

Rainer Werner Fassbinder: “I ask you to take note….”

Whether one can really read the "method" out of this, we will now come to that. For all the other na…

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Record of the Week

SUNN O))) „Metta, Benevolence. BBC 6Music: Live on the invitation of Mary Anne Hobbs“

SUNN O))) „Metta, Benevolence. BBC 6Music: Live on the invitation of Mary Anne Hobbs“ (Southern …

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Florian Hecker „Resynthesizers“ / R.M. Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House

Florian Hecker „Resynthesizers“

  “Resynthesizers,” Florian Hecker’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, is…

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Ongoing 2022 playlist

New music for a kaput world

We all know the storyline: the days are way too short for all of our ambitions. One of mine: posting…

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Ongoing 2022 playlist

New Music for a kaput world

... posting every day a track/song on kaput that stimulates my curiosity ... for now: enjoy the firs…

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Records of the Week

Anne Imhof, Eliza Douglas und Billy Bultheel „SEX“ & Pan Daijing „Tissues“

"Tissues", analogous to "SEX", made me think a lot about the untimeliness of such let's call it bore…

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Akademie der Künste der Welt – Interview w/ Madhusree Dutta & Max Hinderer Cruz

Madhusree Dutta: “I wanted to make people re-think the formulation of local and international”

"It was kind of a playful public exercise to establish that the local is not parochial. Parochial is…

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Thomas Venker – 2021-2022

Glimmers of hope, illusions and realities: 2021 in the loop of the (perceived) experiences

"The own historiography has changed massively. And so this year it is mainly the moments with others…

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Deep Talk Technoschamanism III: Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten

Deep Talk Techno-Schamanism III: Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten

The exhibition "Technoschamanism" is currently on view at the Hartware Medienkunstverein in Dortmund…

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Videoeditorial with Christian Huebler / knowbotiq

Deep Talk Technoschamanism II: knowbotiq

"The work was triggered because someone told us that there are many people in Zurich who sit on gold…

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Videoeditorial with Inke Arns, Director of Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund

Deep Talk Technoschamanism I: “How does it happen that in the most diverse places artists deal with neo-shamanistic practices?”

"How does it happen that in the most diverse places artists deal with such neo-shamanistic practices…

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Videoeditorial

Hanno Leichtmann performing Villa Aurora

On 6th of November 2021 Berlin composer Hanno Leichtmann performed a new work at Villa Aurora, Los A…

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Beats in Space & Apple Music

Tim Sweeney: “That’s right, that’s right, this is the new set-up”

Last week Tim Sweeney made his debut with "Beats in Space" on Apple Music, where he found a new home…

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Cabinet of Kaput Exhibition at Galerie Mieke van Schaijk

Mieke van Schaijk: “I like independent artists with singular dedicated practices and inspiring playful imagination”

"The presence of an enchanting balance between a personal and specific imagery as well as a realm of…

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Cabinet of Kaput Exhibition at Galerie Mieke van Schaijk

Sarah Szczesny: „I like the absurdity to create an object“

"With „Cabinet of Kaput“, the artists have to question the digitalization right from the beginni…

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M_Dokumente – Pre-Print – Malaria! ( 1981—1984 )

Bettina Köster: “Everything came easily. We never put an effort into getting any deals”

We found a kitten behind empty boxes in our rehearsal room on Paul-Lincke-Ufer. We called her Malari…

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Helado Negro – Interview

Helado Negro: “I am constantly navigating how to sustain a healthy creative life and my relationships with the music industry”

"I never imagined doing what I do now. I definitely have privilege and access more so than ever but …

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Discovery Zone – Interview with J.J. Weil

Discovery Zone: “I think that a crisis is a great opportunity for deep change – I believe we’re capable of that”

Starting Discovery Zone felt like taking an existential leap of faith down the rabbit hole into the …

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