The sociocritical song has a long history. It wasn't until the 20th century, however, that it was seen as an artistic concept and often instrumentalised for political and ideological purposes. The folklorist Wolfgang Steinitz, who died in 1967, was one of the most outstanding collectors of sociocritical songs in Germany. His research will serve as the basis for a symposium on oppositional songs in an international context.
Artistic directors: Eckhard John, Bernhard Hanneken
Project team: Annette Leo, Renate Steinitz, Doris Stockmann, Barbara Boock, Tobias Widmaier, Peter Fauser, Thomas Phleps, David Robb (GB), Jürgen B. Wolff, Nora Guthrie (USA), Benjamin Taubkin (BP), Biermösl Blosn, Kardes Türküler (TR), Jim Page (USA), Tulli Lum (EST), and others
Venue and schedule:
Rudolstadt 1 - 3 Jul. 2005