Club Night

• Wed 02 10 2019 / 11 pm •
In Between Spaces Indie Idiosyncracies

Curated by THOMAS GLÄSSER in dialogue with SARAH EL MINIAWY

European enthusiasm for pop music and club sounds from the Middle East has been unbroken for several years. Under the title In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies, musician and curator Thomas Gläßer organizes a music and discourse event lasting several days in dialogue with the Egyptian-Algerian producer and music manager Sarah El Miniaway, which takes a closer look at the idiosyncratic hybridizations between Arab and Western music that have emerged in recent decades in the alternative music scenes of many Arab cities.

The program sets three highlights in the Stadtgarten concert hall and the newly opened club "Jaki", the converted Studio 672 in the Stadtgarten, which above all illuminate the musical phenomena themselves.

Another spot in the series illuminates current electronic club music, which has become a kind of Esperanto sound of the urban-digital sphere and western nightlife, and at the same time local influences and semantic charges. Egyptian electronic sound artist Ahmed El Ghazoly aka Zuli enmeshes his involvement in the Cairo electronic scene within an international musical reference system, in which locality hardly plays a role anymore and Tunisian musician Deena Abdelwahed, living in France, builds excitingly quirky bridges between the spheres of experimental music and pop that otherwise rarely meet in the Tunisian music scene.

Admission: 10€ Box office
Venue: Jaki (Studio 672), Venloer Str. 40, 50670 Cologne

A ZAM Center for Contemporary Music e.V. event in cooperation with the Academy of the Arts of the World and the European Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music at Stadtgarten.

In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies is part of the event series Global Diffusion - Musical Statements Cologne, supported by the city of Cologne.

In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies is presented by WDR Cosmo and Stadtrevue.

Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb.