A Different Nature on 12/20/10

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/20/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Three Radio Plays by Andreas Ammer and F.M. Einheit

On Dec. 20th, A Different Nature presents three radio plays by Andreas Ammer and F.M. Einheit (from Einstürzende Neubauten, Gry and his own solo work).

From 1993, comes Ammer and Einheit's Radio Inferno, a realization of Dante's Inferno - a dizzying audio collage utilizing found music to set the scene of Virgil's descent through hell. Voices by Blixa Bargeld (also of Einstürzende Neubauten), Phil Minton and the late John Peel as 'The Radio'. Also with guitarwork by Caspar Brötzmann.

In 1996, Ammer and Einheit collaborated on an ambitious and controversial piece entitled Deutsche Krieger, a bizarre and disturbing tryptich portraying three influential Germans, in their respective popular mediums: Part One: Kaiser Wilhelm Overdrive (grammophone), Part Two: Adolf Hitler Enterprise (radio) and Part Three: Ulrike Meinhof Paradise (television), with all three tied together by leitmotif of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

And finally, in 2001, mere months before the tragic events of 9/11, Ammer and Einheit took to the skies to look at Crashing Aeroplanes, an unsettling audio collage/radio play made up of aircraft black box recordings, air disaster reporting. Probably not something you'd want to put on the iPod of a white-knuckle air traveller. This piece as commissioned by the European Broadcasting Union. In the wake of September 11th, the CD release was delayed by nearly a year, but, despite that, it was awarded the "Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden", Germany's highest award for radioplays.

Hosted by Rich L.

 

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