HAU Hebbel am Ufer: Plattenspieler

Two turntables, a camera, a video projector, two mics, a screen. Those are the parameters for the series Plattenspieler, in which for almost 10 years Thomas Meinecke has invited various partners to talk about music, their cultural assumptions and their visual preferences. 

Every guest chooses 10-20 records to play during the evening, as does the host Thomas Meinecke. He doesn't know which tunes his guests are choosing, but he always carefully chooses a fitting selection for each session. Guests are allowed to stop a tune, tell the host if they like it or not, ask for a rewind, etc. While the audience take their seats, Thomas plays one track to the end in order to start the conversation right there. Sometimes it’s music from an artist who passed away, or a record his guests would like to start the session with.

Former guests include Traxman, Finn Johannsen, Daniel Richter, Christiane Rösinger, Chris Rehberger, Melissa Logan, Peaches, Karen Duve, Klaus Theweleit, Vaginal Davis, Gina D´Orio, Carsten "Erobique" Meyer, Janine Rostron aka Planningtorock, Gudrun Gut, Max Dax, Bernadette La Hengst, Masha Qrella, Julia Hummer, Phil Collins, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Detlef Diederichsen, Acid Maria, Patrick Wengenroth, Ntone Edjabe, Young Jean Lee, Damian Rebgetz and many others.