25 years "Leipzig Ninety
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A few weeks before the opening of the border in 1989, the city partnership between Hanover and Leipzig was expanded for the first time by a subcultural vision: cultural workers from Hanover traveled to Leipzig, and the idea of an intercultural exchange with music, film, performing and visual arts was born. After the fall of the Wall, this idea was given a face - thanks, among others, to the art association K.I.K., the filmmaker and musician Carsten Aschmann, the Guitar Army (named after the performance venue Kulturhaus Nationale Front aka naTo) and the jazz trio Hering - Dix - Herchenbach.
25 years later, short films by Carsten Aschmann will be shown before the Guitar Army performs. The electric guitar ensemble around Christoph Abée, Darjush Davar, Martin and Robert Fuchs performs none of its compositions live more than once, conceiving and varying its mix of ambient, noise, artificial jazz, blues and punk rock anew for each performance. In a large ensemble, 25 visually supported miniatures are heard on this evening, which, similar to Aschmann's films, avoid the unambiguous and invite the audience to free association.