Learning to Listen

• Thu 27 06 2024 •
with Jody Korbach


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.

"Political texts are difficult, political art perhaps even more so, but I really mean this."

Jody Korbach is accused of making political art, others speak of an abysmal humor. Many of her works have titles based on song lyrics. She sometimes shares a playlist or two at her exhibitions, filled with songs she listened to during the preparations. She has turned her hobby into a profession, but fortunately never music. With music, she is allowed to stay a fan. Thus, she remains in constant competition with music and the things she could change. And at the same time, she stays suspicious to the fact what music and art have to do with politics, and who will be eating whom first. Although Adorno might be right in his criticism of pop music, still he should stop whining around.

You simply can't dance to Adorno.

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.

Thur 27 06 2024 | 7:30 pm
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne
In German language
Admission free of charge