We Actually Make Music

4 REASONS TO SHUT UP AND PLAY
podcast in four parts for ON – Neue Musik Köln
by HOENING + SONAE

Part I
Artistic work means inner dialouge, outer dialouge very often as much. Exchange is a good choice: to speak with people, receive feedback, talk to your audience, to have an inspiring conversation. But how do you get in touch with an artist? How do you reach the layers of a meaningful contact? – Hear the artist, listen closely, discover a language beyond words: We actually make music.
ONpodcast #33 We Actually Make Music (mit HOENING + SONAE) Part I

Part II
Artists are a mirror to society, they breathe their time, they witness conditions of the world. They gather impressions. They hoard snippets of lifes, stories, fortunes, people, places, things. As an artist you cannot turn away your eyes from what obviously is going wrong. Demonstration is an option, get loud, raise your voice. Opposition is an option, kill your stereotypes, desintegrate. — Artists accumulate a collection of uncountable impressions with fragments of ongoing and endless public debate, and it resonates through their work. We actually make music.
ONpodcast #34 We Actually Make Music (mit HOENING + SONAE) Part II

Part III
Artists get asked many things: they get invited to give a workshop, or a class, to join a panel, an artist talk, to write an article, to host a venue, or a radio show, to deliver a podcast. As an artist you can be a teacher, a journalist, a curator, a host or a radio star. There are many things to do for an artist. — Let’s keep the focus:
We actually make music.
ONpodcast #35 We Actually Make Music (mit HOENING + SONAE) Part III

PART IV
Artists live with the tension of having things to say on the one side, and a strong inner need of retreat and escape – to reflect and actually make art – on the other. It is a balancing act between extroversion and introversion, between going out and locking yourself away, between noise and silence. A demanding way to be. Beeing an artist means to see things, to inhale them, to struggle with them. And to decide what to do with it. We actually make music.
ONpodcast #36 We Actually Make Music (mit HOENING + SONAE) Part IV


photography | pia bergerbusch