Sounds Like Silence
Einstürzende Neubauten are honored to be taking part in the exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage ... Dortmund 25 Aug 2012
A House Full Of Music
Einstürzende Neubauten have the honour to be part of two important museum exhibitions concerning music this year ... first up ... "A House Full Of Music" @ Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt ... May 13 - September 9, 2012.
CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION
Crime are finishing the recordings for their new album and will now start preparing their live show for the fall of 2012 and 2013. This show will be a unique experience and a complete rendering of the band’s creative vision.
To bring you this show in its full sensory splendor, they need to raise funds so that this new and possibly one-time-only way of experiencing Crime and the City Solution is possible. They have put together a pledge project offering an impressive array of gift and unique Crime memorabilia, artworks and more. As an extra special offer the first 50 pledgers will be named in the credits of the 35mm surrealist film titled ‘Sadness’ (directed by Simon Bonney and featuring music by the Detroit Crime) which they are offering as a download.
Müll im Garten Eden
The new feature length documentation from director Fatih Akin with an original score by Alexander Hacke "Müll im Garten Eden" has been invited to the 65th Festival de Cannes and will be shown as a special screening.
tatort april 01 2012
Rudolf Moser has scored this weeks "Tatort" which will be screened on ARD Sunday 01 April 2012 ...some of the score will be familar to those of you who bought his "piano arpeggio"
THE ANNUAL NEUBAUTEN PARTY
Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Berlin's .HBC
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9, 10178 Berlin, Germany. 8:00pm - 3.30am.
Please note this is not an Einstürzende Neubauten live concert.
The event will feature films, videos, music and surprise guests.
There will also be an exhibition of photos taken by fans, artwork by band members and portraits of the band by Fritz Brinckmann, Anton Corbijn, Anno Dittmer, Oliver Gretsch and Thomas Rabsch.
The exhibition will run until 14 April 2012.
From March 23 – May 19, 2012, the Galerie Hunchentoot will be showing “Einschüsse”* – serial works by Blixa Bargeld.
Black spots and lines are spread out on white image surfaces and vice versa. Harsh contrasts focus on abrasions to the surfaces of façades, on patterns left behind by rapid gunfire. If patterns are brought to mind here, then it is because the bullet holes caused by gunfire draw irregular patterns on the façades that seem like deliberately created images, specifically in their fortuitousness. This is due to a method of viewing trained to see abstraction.
The combination of the subject (the fragment of a façade) and of a work’s title (the name of a street or a square in Berlin-Mitte + the street address) appears to speak for a documentary nature of the series, and this suspicion seems all the more justified since they are based on photographic images. What can be seen was or is there, and is exactly where the title localizes it. That much is correct. The conclusion that it concerns documentary work, however, is false. It is necessary to bridge the gap between the title and the work, which clearly separates the concrete from abstraction in the image. The black of these images is actually black; the white is actually white. There are no gray tones. Accordingly, Blixa Bargeld’s works exhibited in the series “Einschüsse” have just as little to do with anything documentary in the category of black-and-white photography. Instead, their tendency is more comparable to abstract painting, in which it is not so much an anti-realism that can be seen, but as Siegfried Kracauer put it, the realistic revelation of a prevailing abstractness. What Blixa Bargeld translates into images is an aesthetic practice. More generally, it should be perceived as an approach towards the world; in fact, it is just one productive mode of existence that Blixa Bargeld has made in his diverse artistic works. In this respect, the patterns of the “Einschüsse” also continue beyond the provisional limits of the image surfaces.
Maria Zinfert, January 2012
* “Einschüsse” = bullet holes; shots
Galerie Hunchentoot, Choriner Str. 8, 10119 Berlin
CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION
The legendary band Alexander Hacke played in from 1986-1992 have reformed and in April they will record a new album for Mute Records in Detroit.
With Alexander, Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams of the original line-up will be part of the current incarnation, as well as David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand, 16 Horsepower), Jim White (The Dirty Three, Cat Power), Troy Gregory (Prong), the keyboarder Matthew Smith and Danielle de Picciotto.
Live dates updated
The live section has been updated with new dates for
Blixa Bargeld in Umeå, Sweeden & Mannheim, Germany and
Alexander Hacke's new project "The Glasshouse" on March 01 2012 in Berlin.
Alles wieder offen shoulder bag
A shoulder bag made out of the original stage set of "Alles wieder offen" Tour 2008 is now available in our shop
Each piece is a unique original and varies in color.
Only 100 available in total.
One size: 35 x 25 x 8 cm