“Musik & Empowerment” Book Presentation

“Musik & Empowerment” Book Presentation

  Saturday 19.09, 6:30 pm at the backyard of Hard Wax  Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44a 10999 Berlin A panel discussion with Katja Brunkhorst, Désirée Blank, Laurena Frey and Mine Wenzel – moderated by Anita Jóri.  The volume “Musik & Empowerment“ deals with the connection between music, business and empowerment. Empowerment is understood as the possibility of becoming visible for marginalized or relatively powerless groups. The book discusses different questions of power and exclusion in music cultures and business. How do these power relations look currently? How were they historically? Can it still be assumed that participation in group processes alone is…Read more
Book Presentation-Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia

Book Presentation-Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia

Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia - Book Presentation   Saturday 22.08.20, 19:00 Uhr, at the Hard Wax Hinterhof   Talk with : Cobi van Tonder (South Africa), Eric Wong (Hong Kong), Cedrik Fermont (Belgium/Congo) A discussion panel: Outside of the Western world, a whole world of electronic, electroacoustic, improvised and experimental music often remains unknown outside the so-called global South :Asia, Africa and some point Latin America. This talk will be a short introduction to some rich and vibrant scenes that are far beyond the "world music" clichés. Cobi van…Read more
“Labels” Book Presentation

“Labels” Book Presentation

"Labels: Making Independent Music" Book Presentation. Featuring a talk with Dominik Bartmanski (author), Ian Woodward (author), Dana Ruh (KMA60/Brouqade), Monty Luke (Black Catalogue) 11July, 7pm at the Hard Wax Hinterhof   COVID-19 regulations apply. Please scroll to the bottom.   The music industry is dominated today by three companies. Outside of it, thousands of small independent record labels have developed despite the fact that digitalization made record sales barely profitable. How can those outsiders not only survive, but thrive within mass music markets? What makes them meaningful, and to whom? Dominik Bartmanski and…Read more