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?
What makes a hipster and are you one? Take the hipster test on Pulse with a visit to Warsaw, possibly Europe's next big hot spot, and compare your definition of "hipster" to the ones we collected both live and on Twitter. We also catch the latest in the world of gaming from International Games Week in (former hipster capital) Berlin.
Are you average? This week on Pulse we're celebrating the middle of the road, with a scholarship for average students to mean (as in average) statistics on your neighbors. We also meet a German student working to improve water quality in Uganda and hear from a young American booklover who's rethinking the way we read.
This week on Pulse we follow the spirit of sharing - from your best April Fool’s pranks to sharing subway tickets in Berlin and even homemade meals in London. We also find out why Germany’s young generation is so non-committal, and we meet a Chilean teen who’s fighting homophobia with education.
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