© Waltraud Blischke
Hooklines at GREEN ROOM: „How to dance to Miles Davis“ mit Chris Newman und Helmut Zerlett
How to dance to Miles Davis? mit Chris Newman und Helmut Zerlett. Liveact & Talk, Moderation Joachim Ody und Waltraud Blischke
Part two of the series Hooklines wants to reveal the secret of the extraordinary musical cooperation and friendship between Chris Newman and Helmut Zerlett. In their more than 25 years of cooperation, both have cultivated live and on recordings under the name Body Glue, an electro pop with avant-garde flair that stylishly quotes the city's cultural heritage, recalling points of contact with actors and institutions such as Can, Walter Dahn, Mauricio Kagel, Udo Kier, Kölnischer Kunstverein or Stefan Krachten. British-born Chris Newman is known for his crossing of boundaries in the arts; as a multi-talented artist, he also writes poetry and resists the barriers of serious and popular music as a singer. From a musical point of view, Helmut Zerlett can look back on a wide-ranging oeuvre which, despite his international success, has remained deeply rooted in the Cologne scene. The busy composer and winner of the "White Lion" prize will therefore be able to fully enjoy the free play on the keyboard when he meets Newman.
Joachim Ody (music journalist and curator for the series Tonspuren der KGNM) and Waltraud Blischke (lecturer at the Institute for Music And Media, DJ, sound artist and author) will lead the evening.
Hooklines - urban culture reversed
The series of events for Cologne's pop and cultural history is supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne.