"World music" was originally a West German idea - the term first appeared during the art exhibition celebrating the Olympic Games of 1972. At that time, a group of German e-musicians began to experiment with far-eastern folklore and subsequently created a musical departure away from the elite circle of the avant-garde. At a time when the “world” recognises Germany as an immigration hub, this music has added significance. How is it understood by contemporary musicians, who are considered as people who now play “Weltmusik”?
The successful project “Heimatlieder aus Deutschland” has raised awareness of the immigrated folklore to a new level in recent years. The old and new songs of the immigrants were collected on two CDs, remixed by renowned national and international DJs and put into a contemporary context: as a new local folklore from the heart of German cities. A number of musicians from this collaborative project, which involved more than 250 people (most of them without classical music education), reference the compositions of Hamel, Stockhausen, Otte, Zieritz and ten Holt, re-interpret it in their own way and bring the results back to where they originally wanted to go, into the “world” of today, into the open.
Ein Traum von Weltmusik I
Friday, June 23, 7pm
“Heimatlieder aus Deutschland“-artists interpret works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Hans Otte, Peter-Michael Hamel and Grete von Zieritz
- Karlheinz Stockhausen: “Richtige Dauern“, “Aufwärts“ und “Verbindung“
- Hans Otte: “Das Buch der Klänge“
- Peter Michael Hamel “let it play“
- Grete von Zieritz, “Japanische Lieder“
David Toop “The World Is unsound - World Music, New Age and the problem of who we are“
Mark Terkessidis “World Music from Germany - About Playgrounds, Oblivion, Risks and Opening as a Search for its own Version“
Ein Traum von Weltmusik II
Saturday, June 24, 7pm
The ensemble “Heimatlieder aus Deutschland“ plays “Canto Ostinato“ by Simeon ten Holt, improvisations by François Tusques
Lecture: Jutta Koether “Pique-Nique (#4) at HAU - About Sound Dresses, Inconsolable Freedom, a Thicket of Expectation, Free Order“
Talk with Francois Tusques about Free Jazz, the Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra and improvisation in today’s world