116. Ulrich Krieger, Music for Dark times of Necessary Change
Ulrich Krieger is a German composer and saxophone player teaching Composition and Experimental Sound Practices at CalArts, California. According to Ulrich, this episode is the soundtrack for 2020: for the corona pandemic that shows how vulnerable our seemingly stable societies are and how fast things can change; for the civil uprising in the USA and worldwide, finally demanding real social equality for everyone in our societies, not just lip-service; for a change that finally let’s go of the left-overs of the 19th-century authoritarian social system on which our western society is built upon. But ultimately it is music about the necessity of change and the beauty and strength that lies within change once you accepted it. The episode features: Ulrich Krieger, Bohren & der Club of Gore, Blood Oath, Luigi Nono, Fear for the Dust, Krzysztof Penderecki and Thergothon.