HKW presents a fantastic programme of “Stupid Music” including performances, installations, talks and screenings by many D/B favourite and recommended artists including Guido Möbius, Schneider TM, Patric Catani, Barbara Morgenstern’s Chor der Kulturen der Welt, Justus Köhnke, Wolfgang Voigt and many more.
Justus Köhnke | Was ist Musik?
How great is humanity’s intelligence STUPID MUSIC places a focus on escapism, examining how people take flight from unsettling news and the role that music plays in this: music that makes us dumb, dull, without sensation, that is “stupid.” Drinking songs, music meant to relax us, functional sound, and sound as a decorative element are all looked at. And yet clichés are interrogated as well, taking a closer look at purportedly “stupid,” escapist genres like the Schlager, the polka, or the arabesque, and questioning supposedly “quality” genres like jazz and classical music.
Guido Möbius | All Around Me
If the first parts of the festival trilogy: UNHUMAN MUSIC (Compositions by Machines, by Animals, and by Accident) and EVIL MUSIC (Odes to Violence, Death, and Demons) explored the importance and intention of the human, STUPID MUSIC will examine the intelligence of the main protagonist of the Anthropocene, his ability to learn and develop.
Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 May 2014 | 20:00 CET
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) | John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | 10557 Berlin/Tiergarten