This June marks yet another anniversary of the Distomo massacre, perpetrated by Nazi forces in June 1944. How are the memories of this massacre linked to Robert Schumann’s song-cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), the acme of German Romanticism's Kunstlied, or poetic song? This artistic self-experiment is dedicated to the major composer, exploring his influence on German pop and avant-garde rock music. The title also references a Spanish horror movie: the dead rise again as memories are revived: in this case, the memories of the enraged, massacred townsfolk of Distomo. An evening of Romanticism which speaks against the control centres of political correctness in Europe and California, the East and the West. An evening with overcooked German meatballs and plenty of ouzo. Naturally, a meat grinder will be used.
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Participants: Bernhard Schütz, Reinhold Friedl (piano), Maximilian Brauer, Lilith Stangenberg, Henning Nass, and the band Fucking Famous