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