book launch of the 59th Jahresring



23 October 12



6.30 pm

The Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries (BDI) cordially invites to the book presentation of the 59th Jahresring "On One Side of the Same Water. Artistic practice between Tirana and Tangiers."

6.30 pm    Introduction by Brigitte Oetker
7.00 pm    Editor Angelika Stepken in conversation with the authors / artists Armin Linke, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Isabel Schäfer

Concert by Hassan Khan – Superstructure

8 pm

Egyptian artist and musician Hassan Khan will perform a special medley of three of his seminal sets: starting from the hypnotic strings, brass drones and syncopated treated rhythms accompanied with subtle improvised tonal scintillations of his composition A Short Story Based on A Distant Memory (2011), to the synth-heavy hungry riffs of The Big One (2009), an intense oscillating juxtaposition of New Wave Shaabi and delicately wrought shimmering tonal compositions. The set's grand finale is the relentless constantly morphing intricately constructed mega-beat of Superstructure (2011) that takes us from a precise, intimate and fragile moment to a semi-mythical collective landscape.

Hassan Khan (1975) is a Cairo-based artist and musician. Selected concert appearances include venues in Alexandria, Amman, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beirut, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Delhi, Geneva, Gwangju, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Leon, London, New York, Palermo, Paris, Philadelphia, Rome, Sao Paolo, Stockholm, Yokohama and Zurich. Khan's album Tabla Dubb (2007) is available on the 100copies label.

Admission free