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Formerly of Rosebud and The Redjumpsuit Apparatus Performing at <blank>fest May 7th
to perform at <blank>fest on May 7
philosophy slam poetry slam improv music art
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<blank>fest is coming up. On May 07, the University of Kassel turns into a cultural marvel when musicians, poets & artists present their works. Around the Cafe Desasta and K19 there will be bands, solo music, improv theatre, a philosophy slam, poetry slam and works of art. Thus, our table of contents gave way to, that’s right, content. Bastin and Sabine present their works on this and the following page, and the rest of this issue informs you in detail about whats going to be going on at our <blank>fest. With that, we wish you the best possible start of the new semesters. Yours in 10pt BellMT, justified by a refreshingly large line space and having moved all the movable types at our dispossal for a fresh start into the summer, The Editors www.blankpaper.de
A modern Our Father
a editorial by Bastin Hess
Our Father who art in heaven, Hollowed be thy name. Our kingdom come. Our will be done, on earth as is in China. Give us this day their daily bread. And forgive them their depts, As we give our credits. And do not lead us into temporary inflation, But deliver us from the evil stock. For ours is the kingdom, and the power, we are gory, for ever and ever. Damn 'em!
(inspired by Hagen Rether)
When it’s Dark
by Sabine Krause
I drink blood and kill, I live in a castle on a hill. I haunt humans on the streets and they taste like sweets. My next victim might be you and you won’t make it through. But don’t be aghast, I’ll slay you fast. I am strong and immortal, and will succeed because I’m brutal. Next century I will rule an empire, as a creature of the night, a vampire. <editorial / creative_writing> 3
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His name should ring a bell if you are a fan of Rosebud, Start Trouble or The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus who enjoy a huge popularity in the USA and Canada. Now on a solo mission, singer Edmund Lowman sets out to impress his audience with songs about everlasting topics such as love and break-ups. The versatility of his voice adds power to his songs and makes the girls fall for him. A feature of his lyrics are autobiographical traits. Edmund’s show is, in a sense, an intimate meeting with a musician who transforms life into music. Get ready for acoustic rock on May 7. www.myspace.com/rosebud
On May 07, the University of Kassel turns into a cultural marvel when musicians, poets and artists present their works. <more at www.blankpaper.de> [Band Descriptions: Marc Motyka and Franz Mutschler]
This 4 piece Ind Gießen was fou been playing amount of gig The 4 guys ar matter of fact the K19 Line-U have to attend „Not very Rock’n’Roll“ you say? Just you wait! Their music reminds me of the 2nd album by Man in-your-face songs with a great sense of melody. A awesome, super-energetic, super-tight live band. So dancing, Springfield is coming to <blankfest> and www.myspace.com/springfieldhome
Hybrid is a Frankfurt-based Indielofi-garage-rock-lets-kick-each-otherin-the-balls Punk Band with the most amazing stage performance I’ve seen in Kassel so far. The band has been around for 8 years now and heavily influenced by classic punk and indie rock, as their website says “we’re doing “Guided by Voices”-Covers, Pixies hommages, plain old high speed punk, and an occasional 60’s kind a thing. as long as were having fun.” If you caught them at the battle of the bands last semester you wouldn’t doubt that statement. The band goes all out on stage and draws the crowd into their performance. www.hybrid-music.com
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Last Year, he opened the Battle of the Bands with a collection of covers ranging from classic Irish folk songs to Johnny Cash to the Beatles. This year he will have a bit more time to impress you with his vocals and acoustic guitar. His influences range from folk music to rock, and, if we are lucky, he will play some of his original tunes. An intimate acoustic session accompanied by some anecdotes that is not to be missed.
Gudrun Hahn and David Wenderoth
<blank>’s own writer Gudrun completes the “trio infernale“ of the acoustic line-up at the Cafe Desasta. Some guitar, some bass, some voice, some songs, some lyrics, some melodies and a lot of heart. Just sit down and enjoy – seriously!
die-Rock Combo from unded in 2007 and has a pretty impressive gs in the meantime. re still pretty young, we had to reschedule Up because Springfield school the day after –
ndo Diao, cool, upbeat, nd man!- they are one o get up and start the you’re gonna love it!
Along with Lars Heiler, Nadine Fingerhut will add to the mellow chillout athmosphere of the Cafe Desasta, the only place of peace during the mayham that’s gonna be <blankfest>. With a mixture of german and english songs, a wonderful voice and Soul, this Lady is something to look out for when your feet get tired. - www.myspace.com/nadinefingerhut
Oceans and Elephants
The band formerly known as 7-Car-Pile-Up has not only changed its name. With a new bass player on board, their musical direction is ready for a change. Oceans and Elephants seamlessly integrate odd rhythms and complex harmonical structures into their songs while sounding very natural at the same time. Besides the remarkable musical talent, Oceans and Elephants have the ability to create an outworldy atmosphere with their unique sound. Be prepared for hard-to-categorize alternative rock at the <blankfest> and check out their MySpace page at myspace.com/sevencarmusic! <blank>fest 5
ent teen generation is boring? Not in this case! The relatively usicians of Atlas are the counter-example and proove that creativity and musical innovation is still possible among musical newcomers. Take a look at their website, myspace. com/atlasmusik, and you will see that these guys have had more gigs than birthdays. And rightly so! Last year, they rocked the stage at <blank>’s Battle of the Bands and promised to come back. The new Atlas EP is on the verge of being released and they will continue their way of success at the <blankfest> with thoughtful indie-rock!
„So, children, please take out your homework!“ “Homework?? We had homework?? Oh S.H.I.T I forgot and now my paper is <blank>! Uhmm.. I… I couldn’t do them, because…. Uhmm.. because I had something more important to do! Yeah.. My .. my father had to go to China because of an unforeseeable business transaction and my mother was kidnapped by Aliens and couldn’t drive him to the airport. The only one able to do that was me, because of my pimped motor scooter with extra kerosene application which can drive ten times as fast as every taxi in town. So, I drove him to the airport and on my way back the engine created a subatomic vortex which made it possible for me to drive through the fabric of the time-space continuum to rescue my mother before she would be kidnapped, by this I created a temporal causality field which sent my mother and me through time just soon enough so that I could attend this course…. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!” You want to know what Improv is all about? It is as simple as the little story you just read. It is the ability to create stories or situations on the spot. Think back to your time in school or the one time last month where you had to give your professor a valid excuse for postponing the deadline of your term paper. Every day we can get into situations which require a spontaneous reaction. This is basically what Improvisational theater is about. The moment you step onto the stage, you are alone with your fellow actors with no help whatsoever of a script or the director. You deliver your lines and hope that you won’t forget the most important lines. But at least you have lines to remember. On an improve-stage, all you have is the audience and your ability to spontaneously react to keywords. Thus, an improv-show is never the same and contrary to the play, where the audience is a mere recipient, you get into a dialogue between audience and actors. At <blank>fest you will have the possibility to be an important part of such a show and without you, the improv-show won’t even take place. The Red Brick Company, the Campus’ very-own English Drama Group, will provide some of its actors to get into a dialogue with you. Of course, it is impossible to say what will happen, but rest assured it will be a blast and I guarantee you, you won’t regret it. Dennis Wienert
What’s art? This is of course a rhetorical question. This is mostly due to the fact that art can be everything, be it picture, photo, sculpture or even a person. In a city like Kassel, the famous documenta shows us every time how fuzzy and undefined the term ‘art’ really is. At <blank> fest we will try to give you a glimpse of what some of the students at this university consider their definition of art. Not much can be said about the exhibition you will see, but it is certain that you will see things you have never seen before. Unique sculptures and strange otherworldly contraptions side by side with pictures and photographs ac6 <blank>fest companied by people who consider themselves a piece of art for this evening. You will experience a glance at a time that never was when walking around a room full of Neo-Victorian devices, some usable, some appearing to be usable, some pretty, some strange and some even to be afraid of. This should be all for the moment as you have to experience this yourself and it is not the intention of this article to spoil this experience. You will have to find your own definition of art, if you do not already have one. In this case however be advised that there is more to art than meets the eye. Dennis Wienert
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Blank Fest 2009 is coming up, and I am excited to tell you that, aside from music and art, there will also be a poetic and philosophical competition. Poetry slams have been a part of American culture for over 25 years, and their popularity has been spreading all over the globe ever since. Today, many German cities are regularly holding poetry slams, and there is even a national competition. The idea of a philosophy slam, however, is something new and was, at least as far as I know, thought of first by one of our very own professors right here in Kassel. Therefore, I feel it necessary to credit Dr. Dirk Stederoth of the philosophy department. As a side note, they (the philosophy department) are actually holding a philosophy slam of their own on the 17th of April, so if after reading this article you are still unsure of what to expect, you should definitely go there and see it for yourself. As far as the procedure is concerned, this will somewhat depend on the number of interested participants and the feedback we get from them. We are looking to get 8 participants for each the poetry and the philosophy slam, so sign up quickly! As it stands, you will probably be able to do it in German or English – like I mentioned before, this depends on the competitors themselves. If you are
interested in participating, please also tell us what language you are looking to do it in. There will be two rounds of competition. We would like two do one round of prepared readings – that is, you prepare a text at home and read it at the competition – and a final round where you are given a topic and have a certain amount of time (probably along the lines of 10-15 minutes) to prepare a reading. The readings should last 2-5 minutes. This is fairly self-explanatory as far as poetry is concerned. For philosophy, it is pretty much the same thing – just pick a topic (current or historical) and write down your thoughts. However, I strongly urge interested competitors to tell us whether they are okay with this or whether they would prefer to read their prepared texts only. The audience will judge your performance, and prizes will be awarded to the top performers in each segment. The poetry and philosophy slam is taking place on the 7th of May, 19:00, ArnoldBode-Strasse 8. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not want to participate, I hope you will come anyway to cheer on the competitors! Murat Sezi <blank>fest 7
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