I feel everything you say,
I feel everything you hear.
Pak Yan Lau
Jan St. Werner
- Ltd. edition of 500 books
- 21 artist contributions
- Exclusive stories and photos
- 168 pages, format 23×17 cm
- Hardcover with golden embossing
In "I feel everything you say, I feel everything you hear.", 21 artists tell of decisive moments and memories that still resonate today and have shaped their own artistic identity. As in the festival's diverse line-up, the book succeeds in showing diverse lines and connections between them.
Stephen Malkmus talks about his early love for Can, while dub producers Adrian Sherwood and Scientist tell of their deep admiration for the two inventors of dub Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby. Electronic pioneer Suzanne Ciani speaks about her first steps as a musician and her encounter with Don Buchla, to whom she owes her first job and her first synthesiser. Gilberto Gil looks back on his lifelong friendship and his most important musical partner Caetano Veloso, while the young London rapper Flohio takes us to her neighbourhood Bermondsey in South London. The British avant-garde guitarist Fred Frith describes his first bizarre encounter with the Sun Ra Arkestra in New York in 1979, of which Marshall Allen is a member. The latter tells how today, at the age of 98, he carries on the musical legacy of his master Sun Ra with pride and reverence.
By focusing on the fan perspective of the participating artists, the book connects to the curatorial concept of the festival itself. And through their stories and anecdotes, the building blocks of a new or different oral history of recent music history.