Book Release: Schleifen. Zur Geschichte und Ästhetik des Loops by Tilman Baumgärtel
July 10th, 8 PM

“Sillon fermé” was Pierre Schaeffer´s term for the closed record grooves that he used to create his Études de bruits in 1948.

Tonight we gonna do like Pierre Schaeffer did, and create an evening of music exclusively out of closed record grooves. In a live mix on four turntables the run-out groove of “St. Pepper” will slam into the Industrial loops of Boyd Rice which will collide with the 162 endless grooves on the “Lockers” sampler only to be wiped out by the never-ending applause at the end of Abba´s “Super Trouper” album. There´s no stopping this rocking! The reason for this Mega-Mix ist on the one hand the presentation of Hanno Leichtmanns LP “Unfinished Portrait Of Youth Today” ( (“beautifully simple” (The Wire), “hypnotically repetitive” (Boomkat)) and on the other hand the publication of the book “Schleifen. Zur Geschichte und Ästhetik des Loops” (Schleifen. Towards the history and aesthetics of the loop)) ( by Tilman Baumgärtel (“a kind of fundamental work” (die tageszeitung), “inspiring” (Groove), “well-worth reading” (Vice)).

Both the composer and the author will be present to let those endless grooves repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat….