Kammer 3

SIMON REYNOLDS: GLAM

READING AND DISCUSSION WITH SIMON REYNOLDS, ZEYNEP BOZBAY, ANNETTE WALTER UND JENS-CHRISTIAN RABE

Since the advent of “retromania” at the latest – a study on the addiction of music to the past – he has been one of the world’s most renowned pop theorists. Now Simon Reynolds presents a classic book on the fascinating style of a music that was characterised in the ’70s by artists such as David Bowie, T. Rex, Alice Cooper or Roxy Music. In strict contrast to the authenticity of hippiedom and the heteronormativity of mainstream rock, glam celebrated artificiality and show business in general. Simon Reynolds takes the audiences on a journey back to the days of glittering costumes, make-up and theatrical stage shows. The author traces glam to the present day and finds similar strategies of androgyny and decadence among artists such as Lady Gaga.