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1003 Nights: “Und weiter und fort”

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    Julie Schöttner, winner of 1003 Nights Contest. (Photo © Rico Molaro / Opera on Tap)
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    Audience at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 4, where Julie Schöttner read. (Photo © Rico Molaro / Opera on Tap)

“On the one hand, I wanted to create a kind of snapshot and write about a night which in itself is so complete and saturated that it deeply enriches you. Andererseits wollte ich über zwei Unbekannte schreiben, die sich in eben einer solchen Nacht finden, einen vollkommenen Moment teilen, und sich dann wieder verlieren.”

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From Syria to Chemnitz: lessons to learn

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Society by
The massive audience in the #WirSindMehr concert in Chemnitz, 3 Sept. 2018. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Bauer)

“[I am] shocked by the fact that Germans have so much access to democracy and law, and nevertheless, people here still turn to violence and discrimination. I always thought that these were the problems of countries dealing with tyranny and dictatorship.”

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Lulu opera: a classical musician’s review

in O & P Highlights/Opera by

“If you happen to open a piano-vocal score of Lulu, it looks like a vengeful composer threw up random spots of black onto the musical staff, tied some rhythms to it, and called it a day. And yet… it sounds like glorious music.”

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1003 Nights: Leipzig dreamed in Ukrainian

in History/Literature/Society by
Dreamy Ukrainian poem wins 1003 Nights contest. (Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro)

“I have never been to Germany, and saw Leipzig only in photos or in dreams. In this poem, I wanted to depict a Leipzig of the past, a place in a time long gone.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – poetry)

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Annihilate Collective reloads music “Trip”

in Music/My Leipzig by

“The [captivating audio-visual] event will stretch over four floors. So&So would have been ideal for this and the same goes for the new venue we have chosen. We will – amongst other things – support So&So with a cocktail bar and hope to raise the much needed donations to keep the project going.”

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Lou-Lou and the bomb left behind

in Literature/My Leipzig by
"Lou-Lou hadn't slept, was drinking a little wildly, was starting to get too quiet."

“Those ten yards from the bomb to my front door are the path home when I get off a number 12 tram. Now those are Lou-Lou’s yards, yards and time and unburned buildings that belong to whoever pulled the lever too soon and whoever wired that bomb too loosely.”

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