Dietmar Saxler »Ambient zwischen elektronischer Musik und zeitgenössischer Klassik« (with Joseph Baader & Vincent Stange)

Photos: Vincent Stange (top), Sebastian Fecke (bottom left), Lambert Windges (bottom right)

The podcast was recorded in the church Neu St. Alban. The interview between Dietmar Saxler, Vincent Stange and Josef Baader first introduces the two composers Stange and Baader and their music, which the curator invited for the Cologne Ambient Festival and the “Long Night of Churches”.
In the second part, Saxler answers questions about Ambient and about his artistic activities as a curator. The focus of this episode is Saxler’s thesis: ambient as a niche between electronic music and contemporary classical music that generates transcendent sound experience in church spaces.

Dietmar Saxler is curator and artistic director of the Cologne Ambient Festival. Influenced by the electronic music scene of Cologne, he started the event series E’DE COLOGNE in 1999 and curated party series, scenic readings and concerts. In 2015 he founded the ambient festival “Civilization of Love”.

Vincent Stange studied with communication expert Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling and composer Marcus Schmickler. In 2020, he graduated in music and media from the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf.

Joseph Baader is a composer and sound artist. He studied music and text, music informatics and visual music at the Institute for Music and Media Düsseldorf (IMM).

Every month ONpodcast offers a new perspective into the independent scene of Cologne. What it is about and who it is with is entirely up to the host: in two episodes they give us insights into their life and work within the experimental music scene and share conversation, stories and music.

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