Louisa loves listening to all types of music, from classical and hip hop, to rock and jazz. But unlike many other music lovers, the 28-year-old from Hamburg is deaf.
Beethoven proved deafness is no obstacle to enjoying music. Now 200 years later bands are enabling the hearing-impaired to get the live concert experience with the aid of sign language interpreters. And they really rock. (03.01.2014)
In DW's special four-part series, guest columnist Jan Kage - a true Berlin insider - shares his take on Berlin's legendary music and arts scene. First up: A chance encounter with one of Berlin biggest future stars. (15.11.2013)
Germany's new rappers are the clean-cut boys next door. But are they really rappers? Who cares! They're selling plenty of tickets and merchandise, and even sharing the stage with their gangsta buddies. (27.08.2013)
On Pulse, we find out how a deaf music fan experiences sound, and meet a songwriter who's come to Berlin in search of inspiration. We also hear about a graffiti project that's helping teens channel their inner artist.
Contemporary critics called him the "Don Quixote of music." At the Ruhr Triennale in Bochum, "Delusion of the Fury" by the idiosyncratic American composer Harry Partch was staged in Europe for the first time.
The analog synthesizers of the 1960s and 70s still shape electronic music today. Digital synthesis from the 80s does, too. But will touch screen apps change what we play and hear?
Pulse catches up with some of Europe's youngest new politicians in Brussels and looks into an open-source tool from Argentina that brings democracy to your mobile phone. We wash it all down with a healthy dose of Berlin techno.
If you make good music, the audiences will come. German singer Cheryl Green explains in the Pulse studio how that actually happened to her. For others, fate isn't always so positive. But we hear how students in Germany and an architect in Chile are turning the past into something good.
As the World Cup draws to a close, Pulse's sports reporter reflects in the studio on a tournament marked by a surplus of goals and painful fouls. Also on the show, an English heavy metal band gets a boost from the government and colorful scarves mean food on the table for women in Afghanistan.
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