The Kunsthalle Darmstadt offers a rich program of art and live music every first friday of the month. In March, the live-acts are RE:BOOT and Tom Simmert.
RE:BOOT is a collective of artists, designers, researchers, djs and promoters from Hamburg, Frankfurt and Berlin. Their aim is to renew the perception of non-western subculture. Furthermore, they are in close cooperation with Europe's biggest African Music Archive, called AMA. In 2016 the AMA started the largest digitizing project of african music in history. Together they try to spread the knowledge and music which has been collected there.
The archive of the AMA ranges from: Field Recordings of Traditional Chants from the 1950s to southafrican kwaito Records from the 1990s. As a DJ act they deliver eclectic Dj Sets containing exclusive never-heard records of the archive in combination with contemporary dance productions which are based on non-western rhythmical influences.
Tom Simmert is a live electronic musician and ethnomusicologist at the University of Mainz. He improvises live with partly self-built synthesizers, drum computers and electroacoustic instruments, combining the aural aesthetic of house and techno with a multitude of other influences.
Admission: 7 pm
Guided tour: 8 pm
Admission charge: 5/3 Euro