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Achim Wollscheid

On Airs and Shifts, two recent recordings made originally for his monthly radio program, Selektion, German multimedia artist Achim Wollscheid manipulated the playback of multiple CDs, layering the output in fluid combinations to create peripatetic, skittering soundscapes that move from ominous hums to flailing white noise. The music bears certain similarities to the “glitchwerks” school […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Straight to the Heart

German printmaker KŠthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is often, if unfairly, regarded as a propagandist. Though she lived a middle-class life–a servant helped run her household, freeing her to work–she lived in the poorest district of Berlin, where her physician husband saw his patients. Even as a child she was fascinated by the “native rugged simplicity” of […]