We are pleased to open this year’s cultural tent season! With the main focus on „tent“! And focus on Antje Schomaker, whom we were able to engage for this festive event. While there was still a lot of room for acoustics on the debut of the Hamburg-born artist, synths now call for jumping up, dancing and running off with every chord. When Antje talks about letting go in the context of her upcoming project, she describes the time
between her debut and now as the biggest “letting go” for her personally. Because the struggle to break free from relationships and circumstances finds its logical continuation in the constant questioning of one’s own thought patterns and privileges, and if the current political debates demand one thing, it is the recognition and breaking away from eternal routines. For Schomaker, turning one’s thought patterns upside down again and again also means recognising that, despite all the political socialisation and the almost innate awareness of the environment, one must always question one’s safely believed enlightenment. How can artists and fans alike ensure that the conditions at Europe’s external borders are not forgotten, while at the same time a pandemic is turning everyone’s everyday life upside down? With her new album
“Verschwendete Zeit“ (Wasted time) the artist not only heralds a new, promising musical chapter, but also presents a Schomaker who is always negotiating with her own responsibility – holding on only to letting go.
The concert is unseated.