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Event & Concert Announcements - Suzanne Ciani / Manuel Göttsching, May 4th, Cologne

BruecknerAmbient - Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:23 pm
Post subject: Suzanne Ciani / Manuel Göttsching, May 4th, Cologne
Manuel Göttsching just posted an announcement / invitation to a very interesting event on FB, a double concert sharing stage with Suzanne Ciani in Cologne on the 4th of May 2020.

I'm inclined to attend, however it's a bit tricky on a Monday. Hope it will work out...

Here's the (quick DeepL) translation of the official (German) announcement:

"E2-E4" is undoubtedly one of the most important chess moves in music history. The title refers to a short movement of the king's pawn, a standard opening actually, which gave Berlin's Manuel Göttsching surprisingly new musical scope. The piece for guitar, synthesizer and drum computer, a single track, dates from 1981, at that time still pressed on two sides of a vinyl LP and since then varied, quoted, copied and remixed countless times.
The self-similar repetition, a universal structural principle in both animate and inanimate nature, finds its aesthetic counterpart here. Soft, engaging grooves combine classical minimalism à la Steve Reich and Philip Glass with techno and ambient. Göttsching, co-founder of the German Krautrock scene in the early 1970s around Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream and his own trio Ash Ra Tempel, was already a well-known figure at the time. But it wasn't until "E2-E4" that the British Guardian appointed him the "godfather" of electronic music.


The first part of the concert evening will be played by the American Suzanne Ciani - Diva of the Diode. The five times Grammy nominated pioneer for electronic music can look back on sixteen solo albums and the Keyboard Magazine award "New Age Keyboardist of the Year".


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