The Schwarzenbach

theschwarzenbach

This meeting was planned by the devil, because he wanted to do some good for a change: the jazz-electronica-rock project Kammerflimmer Kollektief from Karlsruhe have been assembling a wide range of sounds live and on record ranging from unforeseeable noise, soft sighs of love and exploding hearts of iron since 1996. Now they make music with writer, journalist and former Spex editor in chief Dietmar Dath. The musicians and the author chose their shared name in honour of the lesbian author and journalist Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

2012
FARNSCHIFFE
CD/DL, ZickZack
»Farnschiffe« – eleven songs, some intimate, some infatuated, some grim and some relaxed between spoken word, singing voices and music blossoming as by itself in all colours imaginable.

2013
ZARTE BLÜTE HASS / HATE’S DELICATE BLOSSOM
Remittance work, specially commissioned for BÖSE MUSIK / EVIL MUSIC
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2013
UTOPIEN VERMEIDEN / AVOIDING UTOPIAS
Werkleitz Festival, Halle, Germany
Utopia is that which is nowhere and never – but who is interested in nowhere and never, who is interested in yearnings that only dream of fulfillment? The point of the matter is something else: 1. Literature does not want to be nowhere and never, but always and everyone. And also: 2. Music does not want to be nowhere and never, but here and now. Music is the absolute art of time. The encounter between these two ways of working, the always and everywhere of text and the here and now of music, can cause the kind of convulsive beauty that other people perhaps get from nowhere and never fantasies.

2014
SILBER GEGEN ENDE
Radioplay, DRS

2015
NICHT STERBEN. AUFPASSEN!
CD/DL, staubgold


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