Category Archives: music

Vom Provisorium bis zur Improvisation – Margit Schild und Tom Bieling im Gespräch

. Manchmal – oft genug – geschieht Unerwartetes (ital.: improvviso). Dann müssen wir reagieren, mitunter entgegen unseren ursprünglichen Planungskonzepten: wir improvisieren. Etymologisch geht dies auch auf den Versuch zurück, dem Unvorhergesehenen entgegen zu wirken, also Dinge vorherzusehen und vorzubereiten (lat.: … Continue reading

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Kollisionen

Was passiert, wenn Mode und Architektur kollidieren, Design beim Tanz aufschlägt oder Gesellschafts- und Wirtschafts- mit Visueller Kommunikation zusammenstößt? Was, wenn Textil- auf Textgestaltung trifft, Performance die urbane Raumplanung befragt oder Kulturtheorie durch bildende Kunst und Musik herausgefordert wird? In … Continue reading

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F L U G M U S I K (Kollisionen 2014)

Eine Woche lang arbeiteten Studierende aus verschiedenen Fachbereichen der Berliner Universität der Künste (UdK) zusammen an fliegenden Klangobjekten und klingenden Flugobjekten. Objekte, die schweben, gleiten, geworfen oder katapultiert werden. Objekte, die klingen, singen, knattern und flüstern. Einzige Grundbedingungen: kein Strom, … Continue reading

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Duet for Crutches

Next Week the “Flugmusik” project will be starting at UdK. As we mentioned earlier: it’s gonna be cool and we will keep you posted about the process of the project. One cool aspect in advance can be found in (Co-Initiator) … Continue reading

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“Flugmusik” – Jazz Institute Berlin meets Design Research Lab

[Dehnhard & Bieling: F L U G M U S I K] The Jazz Institute Berlin and the Design Research Lab are going to collaborate for early 2014. In the project Tilmann Dehnhard and Tom Bieling are going to work on flying … Continue reading

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Beatiful Freak

“… Some people think you have a problem But that problem lies only with them …”* [eels: *beautiful freak, album cover; 1996] According to the “freaks”-subject, this beatiful catchy title-tune from EELS’s melancholic 1996-debut has been on top of our … Continue reading

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Music and Deafness

In the context of popular music, there has always been an ambivalent relation to Loudness. On the one hand, certain music needs a certain volume to be fully perceived by the audience (think of live gigs or parties), on the … Continue reading

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Dancer in the Dark

Selma (Björk), who is becoming blind, has “seen it all” in Von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark”:

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DEFEYES interprets EMINEM

DEFEYES, some call him the world’s fastest sign rapper, does Eminem’s “Loose yourself”, signing to every word and fluently interpreting rap, in this one:

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Deaf Music – Gehörlose Musik (by DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS)

In November 1998, many hearing-impaired people – and an equal amount of those who could hear just fine – made their way to the Prater der Berliner Volksbühne to witness a process as part of a series of events called … Continue reading

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Disability Culture

(Picture from Bruce Conner’s video for Devo’s “Mongoloid”) ———————————————————————- “Yes, the doctor told me, boy, you don’t need no pills. Just a handful of nickels, the juke box will cure your ills.” Carl Perkins, disabled rockabilly pioneer ———————————————————————- As in … Continue reading

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