The Experimental Punk/New Wave Scene in Germany

Martin Buesser

Thursday, October 22, at 7:30 pm

In the early 1980s many German musicians were influenced by the punk movement and by visual artists (e.g. Joseph Beuys and Fluxus). Bands such as Die Tadliche Doris and Einsturzende Neubauten considered themselves performance artists and declared that only mistakes and failure could create something radical and new.

The affects of the 1980s creative scene in Berlin is still rippling throughout the art world, affecting artists around the world, though it remains largely overlooked.

Martin Buesser will outline this formative period in music history and its social context, and will play rare music and a short film.

Martin Buesser writes about contemporary art and music. His works include the book Antifolk and the CD Sidewalk Songs & City Stories, New Urban Folk.

$10 suggested donation

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