Beiträge von Thomas Venker

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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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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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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Radio Kaput for Radio Industry

Thomas Venker: „Der Klang der Isolation“

„Der Klang der Isolation“ by Thomas Venker – featuring modulated fragments from and heartfelt …

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“Hands” – Akademie der Künste der Welt follows “Ghosts, Traces, Echoes: Works in Shifts” with an exhibition about hands, curated by Madhusree Dutta and Ala Younis – Interview

Madhusree Dutta: “As artists, we’ll have to be on our toes, and we’ll have to improvise”

“Hands”, Inspired by the pandemic-induced crisis in public life, in addition to showing 10 new w…

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Kaput Magazin x Pop-Kultur-Festival x Danitsa

Danitsa: “Olala, I gonna make you all jump like crazy. A big moshpit.”

Pamela Owusu-Brenyah and Thomas Venker spoke to Danitsa, who will perform on the opening day of thi…

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Talking Kaput – Green Room, Stadtgarten, 10.06.2021 – Video Recap

 „Artist Communities” w/ Jennifer Cardini, Luca Venezia aka Curses, Meryem Erkus aka Diana Jones

On 10th of June 2021 we invited Meryem Erkus (aka Diana Jones), Jennifer Cardini and Luca Venezia (a…

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Kaput x Pop-Kultur x Liraz

Liraz Charhi: “In Iran they listen to the music at very underground parties, woman parties”

Christian Morin, Thomas Venker in conversation with singer and actor Liraz Charhi, who will perform…

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Martha Rose & Allen Paisley – video premiere + short interview

Martha Rose & Allen Paisley: “It Doesn’t Matter”

"I've always dreamed of making a clip involving the cosmos. I originally wanted to dress up as this …

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Kaput x Pop-Kultur x Ian Isiah

Ian Isiah: „Ego never wins. Ego usually dies. It never goes far.“

From 25th till 28th of August the next edition of Pop-Kultur-Festival will happen at Kulturbrauerei …

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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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Ozan Tekin – Video premiere "Flutter (Ballad of July)“

Ozan Tekin: Embracing the uncertainty

"Being from Turkey makes you naturally armed about how to deal with some uncertainties. Coming acros…

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Anita Lane, Nick Cave, Danielle de Picciotto, Tino Hanekamp …

ANITA LANE: „WET HAND FROM THE VOLCANO / SOBERS YOUR SKIN / STRANGER THAN KINDNESS“

„I read her diary on her sheets /Scrutinizing every little piece of dirt / Tore out a page and stu…

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Cristian Vogel – Interview

Cristian Vogel: “I can’t see the future, I can’t tell you how it´s going to change – but it must change.”

"The global music community *is* a working community, not an industry – and it is a sector that su…

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Jaimie Branch – Video premiere "Prayer for Amerikkka Pt. 1 & 2"

Jaimie Branch:”It’s a song about  America, but it’s about a whole lotta places – `cause it’s not just America where the shit´s fucked up…”

We are very happy to present you today the first video (by Video by Theo Darst and Gregory Nachmanov…

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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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3 1/2 records for the weekend

Hustlers for everything kaput w/ Jayda G, Roman Flügel, Schneider TM and Haftbefehl

As Cologne is still in 9pm curfew, music is more important than ever to keep the mood up. So here we…

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