Week-End Mixtape

An Imaginary Festival

Week-End Mixtape | Photo: Silke Briel

Week-End Mixtape | Photo: Silke Briel

Taking the time to listen to music. Listening closely to pieces or songs that someone has deliberately compiled, with good taste and enthusiasm, with a sense of humor or even a hidden message for the listener. Mixtapes are a rare pleasure in this age of algorithmic playlists and short attention spans. For 21 Sunsets, Jan Lankisch of Cologne’s Week-End Fest asked 50 artists to each put together a mixtape of 10 tracks. They all have one thing in common: They love music. The installation in the lobby of HKW makes the stories behind the mixtapes accessible, and the compilations can be heard via QR code on your own cell phone and online.

Mixtapes by
Aaron M. Olson, Allah-Las, Anadol, André Cymone, Archie Shepp, Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Matt Sweeney, Burt Bacharach, Carol Kaye, Cluster, Dâm-Funk, Ed Ruscha, Eiko Ishibashi, Emerson Kitamura & mmm, Felix Kubin, Fred Frith, Gal Costa, Gang Of Four, Haruomi Hosono, Irmin Schmidt, Jeremy Deller, Jim O'Rourke, John Dwyer, Jonathan Richman, Laetitia Sadier, Laurie Anderson, Lawrence, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Marie Davidson, Marker Starling, Markus Acher, Matana Roberts, Nicholas Krgovich, Pascal Comelade, Phew, Randall Poster, Robert Forster, Robert Wyatt, Shintaro Sakamoto, Sun Ra Arkestra, Suzanne Ciani, The Clean, The Pastels, Tim Bernardes, Tom Zé, Woo