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Berlin is one of the most important music metropolises worldwide – not only since the German reunification. The capital of Germany, often mentioned as a city of music, can be observed from various different perspectives. On the one hand, thanks to its numerous music labels, publishers and networks, Berlin has a high economic potential; on the other hand, Berlin is a center for the development of music trends, because until today it is a melting pot of artists with very different backgrounds who collaborate here with other creatives. Above all, electronic (dance) music plays a crucial role in this phenomenon. Already in the 1980s, there were many clubs in the city, but after the fall of the Berlin Wall, even more venues opened in mostly abandoned properties, which were massively present here at that time. Numerous scientific investigations focus on Berlin’s club culture and electronic dance music scene and just as many institutions, companies and networks have been founded in this field.
Evolving around this particular field, Music Management professor Martin Lücke has once more organized a promising event at the heart of Berlin's EDM scene, the infamous techno temple Berghain: On June 21, 2017, the one-day, interdisciplinary symposium Summer Solstice in Berlin: The "New" Age of Club and EDM Culture will show how diverse the theoretical and practical approaches to Berlin’s EDM scene can be. The oneday program will include scientific lectures, company presentations and a practical workshop as well as some dj sets for a "happy ending".
The program (German & English) in detail:
1) theoretical lectures from different areas of knowledge (economics, cultural studies, linguistics, and sociology). Theoretical presentations by Anita Jóri (research fellow at Vilém Flusser Archiv at Universität der Künste, currently writing her PhD thesis about "The discourse community of electronic dance music")., Dr. Jan-Michael Kühn (sociologist with specialisation in EDM), Christine Preiser (Max-Planck-Institut, specialisation in research about the working conditions of bouncers) and Dr. Botond Vitos (PhD with specialisation in Cultural Studies) at Monach University, Melbourne).
2) practice-oriented presentations by various Berlin-based institutions; amongst others by Aiko Okamoto (female:pressure), Lukas Drevenstedt (commercial director Clubcommission Berlin), Dr. Benedikt Brilmayer (Philharmonie-Instrumentenmuseum Berlin)
It is also planned to publish the contributions of the symposium in an anthology.
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