The new films for Karl Bartos' current live programm have been nearly done. Of course, "Atomium" – first single taken from his album "Off The Record" – and "Wthout a Trace of Emotion" – the return of Herr Karl – will be essential parts in it. For "Nachtfahrt" and "Musica ex Machina" Karl has created some more than astonishing pics. Pemiere in August for sure. For more info just stay tuned.
We are getting ready to put Off The Record on the road. Karl is working on the last details of his new audio-visual live performance. As usual the new show will work well in unseated and seated concert halls, clubs and at festivals. Karl has created some new films for his new program. For more info just stay tuned.
Karl: Hello Herr Karl – how are you?
Herr Karl: I’m alright, good to see you! What are you up to?
Karl: Finally I’m bringing the new album, hope you like it?
Herr Karl: Thank you Karl. Really great artwork! I will give it a good play. What I’ve read in the PRESS CENTER sounds fabulous. Why's that?
Karl: I really don’t know. Maybe it’s because of you?
Herr Karl: What do you mean?
Karl: Well, the album is about my acoustic diary when I did my first sound recordings and you became my doppelgänger.
Herr Karl: Why did you do that, Karl?
Karl: Because everybody refers to our former band but nobody knows about the context of that timeframe.
Herr Karl: Okay, I understand. That’s fair enough. But Karl, please tell me: don’t you want to be modern?
Karl: I went in and out of style so many times. You know, I’m not a fashion designer! I don’t have to come up with a new collection every season! But what do you really mean with “modern”?
Herr Karl: Innovative music, the new sound, the sound of the future etc…
Karl: I don’t know how the future will sound. But I know that music incapsulates time. I can only come up with the sound I hear, when I listen inside. Anyway, I don’t think it’s the meaning of music being “modern”.
Herr Karl: I thought you’re a pioneer, no? What is the meaning of music?
Karl: All culture is a conversation on many different layers and levels. Music is just one of them. You know, there was this ex-art student from Liverpool who came up with the line: “Come together right now over me”. And I think, that’s what it’s all about: Bringing people together – a celebration in sound.
Herr Karl: To me music is just numbers… so tell me, will you replace me one day?
Karl: Don’t bring this up again! No, I won’t – okay? We complement each other. Here’s one last question: What do you think is the most beautiful sound in the world?
Herr Karl: Oh, I don’t know… it depends… perhaps the human voice? I will think about it.
Karl: Okay. Let’s go on with that later… take care Herr Karl.
Herr Karl: Auf Wiedersehen.