hear now berlin is challenging how audiences experience classical chamber music through unique instrumentation and genre-blending performances. We talked to three of the group’s members about making music more accessible for all listeners.
With the Month of Contemporary Music just around the corner in Berlin, atonal music made unexpected headlines last week. Germany’s national railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) which also operates the Berlin S-Bahn, announced plans to play atonal music at the Hermannstraße S-Bahn station.
Jens Kuhn, commonly known by his pseudonym Lowtec, has been a fixture in the German electronic music scene for the last two decades. As well as producing music, Kuhn is also the founder of Out To Lunch and Workshop, releasing experimental and wistful house music for the in-between stages of the night.
Witness the entire fascinating and vivid spectrum of contemporary work in the field of documentary film. DOKUARTS brings unconventional intimate artist-portraits, essay films, long-term observations, the documentation of work processes and other underrepresented film formats to the forefront.
Every September the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin serves as a platform to present contemporary developments in prose, poetry, non-fiction, graphic novels, and children’s and young adult literature from all around the world. On Saturday, Sept. 8, we sat down with several authors taking part in the event. Listen to our half-hour special, featuring interviews with Eliot Weinberger, Bruce Pascoe, Charmaine Craig, Gabriela Adamesteanu, Karen Connelly, Melba Escobar, Masande Ntshanga and Mukoma Wa Ngugi.