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Matana Roberts © Frank Schindelbeck Matana Roberts © Frank Schindelbeck
Multimedia collage in music and dance theatre
Matana Roberts transcends the boundaries of jazz and customary concert events. Just like Pina Bausch, who introduced procedures of improvisation into dance theatre.
Keith Jarrett with Miles Davis and Michael Henderson, 1971 © CC-BY SA 4.0, Photo: JPRoche Keith Jarrett with Miles Davis and Michael Henderson, 1971 © CC-BY SA 4.0, Photo: JPRoche
From a single source
Composition, interpretation and improvisation as a creative cycle.
Thelonious Monk und die Town Hall Band bei der Probe in W. Eugene Smiths Loft, Foto: W. Eugene Smith © Magnum Photos/Agentur Focus Thelonious Monk und die Town Hall Band bei der Probe in W. Eugene Smiths Loft, Foto: W. Eugene Smith © Magnum Photos/Agentur Focus
W. Eugene Smith and jazz
The photographer and his famous “Jazz Loft”.
Improvisierte Musik in Berlin braucht Freiräume –und ein festes Dach über dem Kopf. Cuvrybrache Berlin © William Veder Improvisierte Musik in Berlin braucht Freiräume –und ein festes Dach über dem Kopf. Cuvrybrache Berlin © William Veder
Widespread variety with only occasional dullness
Berlin’s jazz and improvised music scene.
Visit New York for the jazz, but don’t forget Brooklyn.
On New York’s growing mecca for experimental jazz.
A difficult handicraft: hope
On Hanns Eisler’s “Hollywood Songbook”.
Blow your horn, man!
On the questionable aesthetics of masculinity in jazz.
Narratives of passion against time
Ronald Jones on adapting Lundahl & Seitl’s “Symphony of a Missing Room” for Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau.
John Wilson, Screenshot John Wilson, Screenshot
Die Musik einer Ära rekonstruieren
Ein Interview mit John Wilson.
„I want to make a theatre where the resolution stops being the issue”
Ein Videointerview mit Siyabonga Mthembu.
Pere Faura Pere Faura
“Disco is a space of freedom”
An interview with Pere Faura
Uncertain Futures
The world as a war game – Peter Galison on scenario futures.
Philip Miller © Ellen Elmendorp Philip Miller © Ellen Elmendorp
Gesänge gegen die Apartheid
Ein Gespräch mit dem südafrikanischen Komponisten Philip Miller.
Sacrifice zone or liberated territory?
The art and life of resistance.
Drawing Lesson 49: Berlin Memory
Ein Kurzfilm von William Kentridge.
“We all have our own eyes.”
An interview with Joanna Dudley.
“How did this seriousness get there so quickly?”
An interview with Tim Etchells.
Seven Portraits
Artists, as seen through the eyes of Mary Reid Kelley.
10 things that being a South African makes me uncertain of …
Theses on uncertainty by Siyabonga Mthembu.
What really matters
On Tim Etchells, Jan Lauwers and Alain Platel.