Hard Boiled Wonderland



Tamara Lukasheva (Ukraine / D)
Mariana Sadovska (Ukraine / D)
Maximilian Hilbrandt (D)
„Les Saxosythes“ – 15 member choir cond. by R. Lopez-Klingenfuss (D)

Theresia Phillip – Saxophone, Reeds
Matthias Muche – Trombone
Lucas Leidinger – Keyboards, Piano
Thomas Sauerborn – Drums
Christian Lorenzen – Keyboards, Analog Electronics
Sebastian Gramss – Double bass, Concept
Rodrigo Lopez-Klingenfuss (ARG 7 D) – Guitar

Special Guests:
Sumudi Suaweera (Sri Lanka) – Drums, Percussion
Helen Svoboda (Australia) – Double Bass, Voice


Upcoming shows:
12.09.2021. Wuppertal / Loch 20 Uhr
14.09.2021. Dortmund / Domicil | 20 Uhr
17.09.2021. Düsseldorf / Jazz-Schmiede | 20:30 Uhr


Pressetext (DE)

Our beautiful, intact world, our world of “wonderful possibilities” disassembles itself in many ways, the temperature keeps rising and society is gradually “hard-boiled”.

The Cologne music scene has repeatedly united in resistance for decades. This is the tradition of the HARD BOILED WONDERLAND project – an international group that includes almost 30 performers.

They present a new, political-poetic form of music performance – with lyrics and music – in response to the most diverse social, societal and ecological issues of our time.

With HARD BOILED WONDERLAND, the group provides vocal resistance and formulates a moving “counter-echo” – as a large mirror of our time.

Quotes and texts from various sources (internet, print media, TV, books, social media, etc.) are processed and form the framework for a multi-layered and full-length music performance.

Refugees, climate, fake news, trolls, micro-plastics, rainforest, garbage, consumer frenzy, environment, digital life, me too, shitstorms, Greta, racism, climate tourism, religious wars, genetic manipulation … these are some of the topics that the group linked with their pointed text / music collages, scenes and compositions and placed in a completely new light.

The result is a radical artistic examination of texts, statements, verbal derailments from the lowlands of our modern life.

The group’s work does not provide ready-made answers, but it does provide food for thought and impulses for a deeper understanding. In the new interdisciplinary approach, “rational knowledge” (facts, figures and information) is transformed into a more profound and action-guiding “emotional knowledge”.