Manuel Göttsching, driving sonar protagonist of the influential krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel and solo artist since the early eighties, wrote a musical piece of historical significance in 1981, more or less accidentally.
The legend says that he recorded his album E2 – E4 shortly before a trip to Hamburg in one single take. 35 years later, in retrospect, the hour-long manifesto can be seen as the blueprint of the thing that dominates club culture until now: techno music.
E2 – E4 inspired generations of musicians and found its way, due to its driving rhythms, to the dancefloors of the world. 10 years ago Göttsching presented the work, together with Zeitkratzer, in the big hall of the Volksbühne theater – and since then at selected concerts between New York and Berlin.
In a more intimate context, the artist will present his work at Roter Salon, supported by Wire magazine editor Chris Bohn, in the form of a multimedial lecture from the book “Deep Distance – The musical life of Manuel Göttsching” by Christian Wheeldon.
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Lecture: 35 years E2 – E4 w/ Manuel Göttsching + Chris Bohn
Monday, 21 December 2015 | 21:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte