11.12.2016, 20:00

PAL - »Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor« Tim Lawrence Lesung

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»Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor« 1980-83
Tim Lawrence Lesung / Finn Johannsen DJ Set / Vincenzo DJ Set

Am Sonntag den 11. Dezember um 20 Uhr macht der englische Autor Tim Lawrence im Rahmen einer Lesereise zu seinem neuen Buch »Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor« halt im MOIRÉ, präsentiert von Telekom Electronic Beats. Abgerundet wird der Abend mit einer Selection des ehem. NYC Expatriate, DJ- und Produzenten Vincenzo (Dessous Recordings, Poker Flat Recordings, , liebe*detail (Official), Stickman Records) sowie einem David Mancuso Tribute DJ Set von dem Front Club Chronisten Finn Johannsen (Macro, Hard Wax) ebenfalls aus Berlin.

Tim Lawrence’s essential new book Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor 1980 – 1983 is out.

As the ’70s gave way to the ’80s, New York’s party scene entered a ferociously inventive period characterized by creative intensity. Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor 1980 – 1983 chronicles this tumultuous time. It picks up the story of New York dance music that Lawrence began with his first book, Love Saves The Day: A History Of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979. The book charts the breakthrough movements in art, performance, video and film that occured in the city’s subterranean party venues in the early ’80s.

In the book Lawrence interviews DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers to illustrate how the relatively discreet post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes developed and converged. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification, Reaganomics, corporate intrusion and the spread of AIDS brought this special, short-lived time and place in American culture to a troubled end.

Tim Lawrence
www.timlawrence.info
Vincenzo

Finn Johannsen

www.finn-johannsen.de