No revolution without songs, no biography without music! When Thomas Meinecke invites a guest to appear in his 'Plattenspieler' series at Berlin's HAU theater, it is not just about contemplating the socializing power of music, which can be seen as as a kind of soundtrack to personal thoughts and lifestyles, but it is also a conversation about the socio-political influences, discourses and the attitudes which this transports. It is not only the music being played, but also the album covers which make a statement. They become a biographical emblem for the guest, which is countered by the surprising replicas of the host based on the principle of explaining the large in miniature. But it really gets exciting when Plattenspieler is held as a guest performance in .HBC during CTM.10: the explicit rejection of the gesture of authenticity in pop as manifested by Meinecke will meet a representative of the authentic pop discourse, Tobias Rapp. Rapp is surely one of the foremost experts on the Berlin techno and club scene, whose book Lost in Sound
(Suhrkamp 2009) outlines the current Berlin techno culture and its locations, and is a homage to the current DJ culture and its prime medium, 'the vinyl record'.
In cooperation with HAU.