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SPEAK LIKE A CHILD: Dirk Raulf im Gespräch mit Michael Rüsenberg
Our new interview series about music and everything that surrounds it: music journalist, author and sound artist Michael Rüsenberg invites jazz greats to an intriguing exchange.
The title of the series, "Speak like a Child", goes back to the title track of the legendary Herbie Hancock album from 1968 and is a reference to the musical colouring of the Stadtgarten. We want to create a platform to talk about music in an open, unbiased and nuanced way - like Hancock's arrangements. So, Rüsenberg's guests, whether current innovators such as Darcy James Argue, Julia Hülsmann, Nils Wogram as well as historical jazz greats such as Manfred Schoof or Gunter Hampel - or in this issue - Dirk Raulf, should also be prepared to leave their own block and use the headroom provided by "Speak like a Child".
A lot has happened since Dirk Raulf made a name for himself as a saxophonist and composer in the late 80s/early 90s with the bands Kölner Saxophon Mafia and TOME XX. Countless own projects as composer, musician, author, curator, organizer and director, his own small label POISE, about 100 commissioned music for theatre, film and dance, as well as festivals, radio plays, plays and always different music projects, including "NOX" with the Cologne local hero Gerd Köster (2003 - 2009) and since 2008 the bass saxophone quartet DEEP SCHROTT founded by Raulf. His latest project is called "d.o.o.r", a duo with the singer and keyboarder Oona Kastner, to whom Raulf is also married since 2019. The two immediately received the German Record Critics' Award for their first album "Songs from a darkness" and are currently working on a large sound installation for the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main.
Past & Present - The Music of Dirk Raulf
20:00 Concert hall
lounge Start 19:00
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