Future Sounds: Wie ein paar Krautrocker die Popwelt revolutionierten

Lecture Performance & Book Premiere

With Christoph Dallach and Andreas Dorau / Günter Schickert
Part of “Bildet Nischen! Rückkopplungen aus dem Zodiak Free Arts Lab”


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FRG, around 1968. Like everywhere else in the Western world, the young generation is pushing for radical change. Many run out of the lecture halls and onto the streets. Some into the underground. And some into the practice basements, in search of the soundtrack of the movement. The outrageous sounds that German bands like Can, Neu!, Amon Düül, Popul Vuh, Tangerine Dream, Faust, Cluster or Kraftwerk produced back then are now considered a blueprint for modern rock music. Christoph Dallach interviewed the pioneers of Krautrock, their answers form an oral history that goes far beyond the individual band histories.

Christoph Dallach, born during Beatlemania, writes about music. He once started at a magazine called Tempo. Ever since, he has published texts in Der Spiegel, Mare, Zeit, Zeit-Magazin and others. His book “Future Sounds”, about the so-called Krautrock, was published in the summer of 2021.
Andreas Dorau has been producing pop songs for over thirty years, but is also active in film and literature. Together with Sven Regener, he published the autobiography “Ärger mit der Unsterblichkeit” in 2015.


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    Fri 24.9.2021, 16:30 / HAU1


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