Here, risk-taking—be it in the form of harmonic and rhythmic deconstructions of pop music or fighting for gay rights in less than hospitable surroundings—was a central topic of conversation amongst those artists, musicians and curators whose work is more than just a way to make a living. But what is artistic risk? Is it being unafraid to embrace improvisation and play wrong notes? Is it channeling a unique musical voice that teeters between brilliant and embarrassing?
Is it simply making a commitment to being a musician amidst the industry’s economic downturn? ACHTUNG: The German issue is identical to the English issue in every way except for language, and proudly flies the flag of corporate publishing dedicated to the ideal of collectable and sustainable print media.