glanz&krawall are a theatre combo from Berlin. They do music theatre from so-called high culture (opera) to the poetic forlornness of a solo entertainer in a village disco. They don’t see this as a contradiction of skills, but rather convey an egalitarianism of music that seeks Wagner in a junkyard just as much as the fairground organ in the opera. They are working on a music theatre that tells something about the world we live in and the one we could live in. glanz&krawall’s milieus are lost places of the defeated and the marked: a corner bar, an empty train station, drunkards’ parks, boxers’ halls; their stories mostly the stories of losers whom the cunning of history has overlooked: drunks, wrestlers, permanent campers who have somehow finished, who have long since given up and who are thus finally allowed to remain what they already are.
Do not miss the next glanz&krawall spectacle WENDECIRCUS this Friday, 08.10.2021 at Zirkus Mond, Lilli-Henoch-Straße 10 in 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.
1. opera is dead & alive at the same time
2. germans have no humour
3. glam-rock will never die but you will
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Punk & Richard Wagner
2. How and when did you get into making music?
Marielle got a toy keyboard for her 1st birthday; Dennis accidentally jumped into a guitar when he was 17 years old.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Radiohead – OK Computer, Radiohead – Kid A, Radiohead – Hail to the thief, Radiohead – In Rainbows, Helge Schneider – Mama
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Home & nervous breakdowns
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Tomsky Bar at Winsstraße, Prenzlauer Berg
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
The Strokes – The new abnormal
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
SCHROTTI STAR ORCHESTER live at Tomsky Bar
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
We need electricity.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
We don’t have any siblings, but our rabbits appreciate our career because they know: If we won’t get jobs, they won’t get food.
Photo © Peter van Heesen