Asger Kudahl – Fluidly upending life as we know it

English Kritik August 21 2018 AK

Asger Kudahl ”Sketches for Revolution” (Resonans Recordings, 2018) – review by Wieland Rambke

Good old revolution! Can we even still imagine it? And how about the one that is most pressing and most urgent? Through the course of human history, revolution has meant the end of oppression: The casting-away of the yoke of submission. But today, a whole new revolution is needed: A revolution to end the ever-accelerating, no-holds-barred exploitation of planet Earth. An exploitation that happens for purely bogus reasons, for profit and nothing else. The question used to be if we want to live under oppression or as free people. Revolutions used to provide the practical answer. But today, the question is if we are going to live at all. Revolution is a collective effort, and, in a world of increasing individualism and isolation, revolution becomes less and less imaginable.

On the release “Sketches for Revolution”, Asger Kudahl – a musician, sound designer and the co-founder of the label Resonans Recordings – has gathered the incidental music he created for the contemporary dance performance “The Vampire Revolution”. The decision to release the music in its own right is entirely justified: The pieces stand for themselves. Læs resten