Media Criticism


Violence of the Media

by Rainer Nonnenmann

The composer Jörg Mainka in the age of technical reproducibility Artists today are confronted with the “power of the media”, namely with the omnipresence of images and music, with the indistinguishability of original and technically ever more perfected copy, as well as with the medial formation of opinion, processing and channeling of information. Although the […]


Johannes Kreidler’s “Music Theater of the Media” in Gelsenkirchen

Rainer Nonnenmann

The fermentation process of bits and bytes thematized by Kreidler does not allow for a hasty conclusion, nor should we expect a quick maturity of artistic confrontations with it. The possibilities and hardships of music in the age of the Internet, which he has addressed in essays, conceptual pieces and now also in a work […]