Learning to Listen

• Thu 29 02 2024 •
with Keshav Purushotham

Moderated by: HANITRA WAGNER

Every month, the ADKDW invites you to a joint listening session at the Kompakt Record Store of the legendary Cologne label for electronic music. In each session, an invited guest will play selected songs, song fragments, or instrumentals and discusses them from a personal, music-historical, and/or political point of view.

Keshav Purushotham is a musician, composer, lyricist and producer from Cologne. As the son of the Indian-born percussionist Ramesh Shotham, Keshav Purushotham has been in touch with music from an early age. He began his professional musical career as the founder and singer of the Cologne-based band Timid Tiger, with whom he released three albums and played at numerous national and international tours and festivals. In 2013, he received the Artist in Residence scholarship from the Goethe Institute in India, which he used as a source of inspiration for his debut album Keshavara. His second album, Kabinett der Phantasie, was accompanied by a film of the same name, which interweaves music, acting and dance to create a vaudeville-inspired avant-garde work of art. With his long-time musical companion Steffen Wilmking he founded the label Papercup Records in 2016. Keshav Purushotham is an integral part of the Cologne music scene and writes, composes and produces music for films, theater and TV series. He writes and produces music for well-known pop acts such as Casper, Cro and Klee. Keshav Purushotham was awarded the popNRW prize in the Outstanding Artist category in 2020 with Keshavara.

Learning to Listen Series
In radio broadcasts, podcasts and live events, Learning to Listen deals with forms of listening and non-listening - and the knowledge that can be drawn from them. The main aim of Learning to Listen is to initiate didactic processes intended to help us understand why certain sounds, songs, and narratives are heard and others are not. Together we will reflect on our internalized ways of thinking, of learning to listen and to un-learn.

Thurs 29 02 2024 | 7:30 pm
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne
In German language
Admission free of charge