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(c) Oliver Augst

Augst/Cactus/Göring

(Ludwigshafen/Paris/Berlin)

Lou Reed in Offenbach

Saal

Performance/Concert

13.3. from 8 p.m. on Livestream

A 17-year-old is dragged to his first rock concert in the Stadthalle Offenbach by his teenage crush. Clueless. Who the heck is Lou Reed? The question still remains. Because what follows is a concert that never took place, a star whose “appearance” robbed small town Germans of THE concert of their life. Together with Stereo Total’s pop eclectics Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring, music all-rounder Oliver Augst takes Lou Reed’s scandalous performance as the basis to dish up a musical feature-fiction performance: 12 songs, new compositions, interpretations and a cover that describes the star from the perspective of his companions and other contemporary witnesses. This contribution to Augst’s on-going “Archive of Germany”, is a complex portrait of the rock star Reed along with the entire New York art and music scene and its parallel worlds in the German countryside in the seventies.

Duration: 75 min.
Language: German and English
Mousonturm-co-production

Perfect Day – Words & Music: Lou Reed, Arrangement : v. Finsterwalde
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