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Sonic Youth

They have worked with R.E.M. and were responsible for the breakthrough of Nirvana. One of the most prominent purveyors of noise-rock, Sonic Youth, will stop for one night at the Haus der Kunst this month.

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In 1981, New York artists and musicians
Kim Gordon and Thursten Moore founded Sonic Youth to create a new definition of "noise". Their avant-garde projects knew no limits and guitars were never tuned during concerts. Almost three decades later, Sonic Youth has become one of the most influential independent bands and has developed an awe-inspiring network embracing fashion designers, moviemakers and artists. The list of artists with whom the band has collaborated reads like a who’s who of contemporary culture: Sofia Coppola, Marc Jacobs, Mike Kelley, Patti Smith and many others. 

When Sonic Youth released "Daydream Nation" in 1988, the band chose a work by German painter Gerhard Richter for the album’s cover. Sonic Youth used Richter's painting of a candle as a way to create a “Trojan Horse”—with a peaceful outside and a noisy inside. 
On the occasion of the Gerhard Richter retrospective "Abstract Paintings", which will be on display until May 17 at the Haus der Kunst, Sonic Youth will perform a concert on April 23 at the exhibition hall. Tickets for the concert, which will start at 8:30 pm, cost € 30.

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