This is the panel discussion from day 2 at SUPERBOOTH17, it features some very special guests, Andi & Hannes Teichmann, Holly Herndon, Alissa DeRubeis, Alec Empire and the moderator of the evening Jens Uthoff. This SOOPERtalk was about the motivation to make music and it is trying to find out why people are becoming musicians, although this is no easy way to live your life.
On one side electronic music and club culture are mainstream – their identity-establishing media channels are in the hands of global energy drink and telecommunications companies and DJ’s and festivals are multi-million dollar business. In many top cities, such as Berlin, Club culture, serves as a marketing tool to utilize as a touristic poster child or advertisement for tourism and culture.
On the other side, there is a strong foundation in electronic music and club culture that continues through a different and alternative approach. In this musical field there is an innovative scene where development of the music and scene is influenced through its improvisational rooms, experimentation, concerts, soldering irons, synthesizers and solitary hours with music and technology.
What is driving people to take this artistic route? What is their motivation? How does one see the forest for the trees? What do artistic musicians mean to society, where do they see themselves and what can they give society? What space or room is left or open for new social and artistic visions? There are certainly easier ways to make money. In this discussion the possibilities should come to light with Club Culture acting as the bridge between culture and society.