Conference program

Freitag, 05.04.2019

19:30 Uhr - Scheune
“Irgendwas mit Frauen und Musik”

"Irgendwas mit Frauen und Musik" - "Something with women and music"

Talk with Oyèmi Hessou (I Drew Blank) and Asche Versace (Deutsche Laichen) presented by böse&gemein

We'll get insights to the living reality of young female musicians and discuss political demands and strategies. In addition to that results of an analysis taken by female:pressure (2017) and some results of an analysis of the Dresden music scene taken by böse&gemein are will be presented.
Maybe there will be also an Sexism award, we'll see.

Panel language: German

Speaker/Moderator: Asche Versace, Oyèmi Hessou

Samstag, 06.04.2019

10:30 Uhr - Scheune
Opening

We welcome our guests and give a short introduction about the schedule and the topics we are addressing.

Panel language: German

Speaker/Moderator: Magnus Hecht

11:00 Uhr - Scheune
Can music change the world? Music and its political potential

- German language only -

The question whether music is able to influence politics has never been answered completely. In late 2018 the #wirsindmehr concert in Chemnitz raised the criticism the audience would rather enjoy some live entertainment than sharing political values. Besides all that, there is a moral question of how legitimate the use of music for political purposes really is.

Panel language: German

Speaker/Moderator: Rainer Scheerer, Tobias Burdukat, Wolfgang Sterneck, Sören Uhle

11:00 Uhr - Scheune
Get together of the new generation of activists and musicians.

In many cases DIY does not just mean do it yourself but do EVERYTHING yourself. Musicians manage their social media channels, do their booking, take care of their finances and by the way: create music! This work overload can keep them from following their musical visions. By giving the chance to exchange ideas and do some networking "Wir gestalten Dresden" and "Kreatives Sachsen" - both organisations of the cultural and creative industries - are trying to overcome this situation. It doesn't matter whether you are musicians, students, artists or career changer - get in contact and get some helpful information.

Application required:
https://www.wir-gestalten-dresden.de/aktuelles/netzwerken-auf-der-musicmatch/

Panel language: German

12:00 Uhr - Scheune
The „Swing to the right“ and its consequences for music & culture

World-Café

Starting the dialogue, support communication and exchange – often heard phrases when it comes to politics. But usually people involved don’t see their reality represented in the political discourse.
This part of the program gives the opportunity to evaluate and discuss possible consequences of upcoming elections or the current situation. It doesn’t matter whether you talk about influence on schedules and programs or public funds. We just want to give you an opportunity to start a dialogue – without any bureaucracy or political influence.

More information coming soon!

Panel language: English

13:30 Uhr - Scheune
Music in between – infiltration of sub cultures

- German language only -

As for example the Schwert-und-Schild festival in Ostritz shows, music is a very important instrument for right-wing movements. But it's not always that easy to identify the political attitude of a certain band. Which criteria are helpfull to classify a band on the political scale?

Panel language: German

Speaker/Moderator: Michael Weiss

13:30 Uhr - Scheune
Awareness at Concerts and Parties

- German language only -

Being aware of your environment and the resulting actions. Structural discrimination and invisible social exclusion are still a big problem at concerts and parties. With awareness concepts hosts can make rules and communicate them to their guests. Strategies should be established to create an open and safe space. böse&gemein explain how awareness work can be done at different events and share their own experiences.

Panel language: German

14:30 Uhr - Scheune
Cultural policy and repression – a European comparison

In German media the image of its surrounding countries is usually dominated by consolidation of institutional power and governmental control. But how high the pressure on the players in the music scene really is, is not shown in detail. In this trans-European panel, we want to discuss the role the music scene can take and what instruments the government has to control culture.

Panel language: English

Speaker/Moderator: Robert Matusiak, Sonja Heckmann, Ella Janes

15:00 Uhr - Scheune
Women in music – Get Together

Women are still not equally represented in music. One of the reasons is the lack of a fruitful network. We want to help improving the situation by giving four activists/initiatives the oppurtunity to present their work and their ideas.

Panel language: German

Speaker/Moderator: Anika Jankowski, Susann Grossmann, Judith Beckedorf, Lina Burghausen

15:30 Uhr - Scheune
Ask your locals

- German language only -

No more excuses! – not for politicians who have to face your questions in this panel but also no more excuses for those who felt unheard in the political discussions about culture. In this part of the program we’d like to hand your questions, worries and wishes to those politicians who want to deal with it after the local elections. All you have to do is fill in the post cards or the online form. It sounds easy, doesn’t it? So, no more excuses!

Panel language: German

Speaker/Moderator: Christoph Töpfer, Norbert Engemaier, Benita Horst, Sascha Möckel, Jan-Ulrich Spies

17:00 Uhr - Scheune
Change through music – best practice from Saxony

- German language only -

There are a lot of projects in Saxony that really shape our society. Especially in rural regions these organisations are usually left alone. We give them the stage to introduce theirselves, exchange knowledge and talk about problems and support.

Panel language: German

Sonntag, 07.04.2019

11:00 Uhr - Scheune
networking brunch

After a weekend full of input and music we'll give you the chance to relax. In case you missed it during the conference, this is the ideal opportunity to do some networking. And in case you are still hungover from Saturday night, we'll help you with some strong coffee.

Panel language: German