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Wir trafen uns in einem Garten
Reading with Inga Humpe, Helene Hegemann and Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre
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In German

Book presentation

Inga Humpe presents her award-winning texts bundled together for the first time and discusses their origins.

From punk and Neue Deutsche Welle to techno and electro-pop, Inga Humpe has been one of the most innovative women in music for decades now. With her duo 2raumwohnung she’s continuously developed, together with Tommi Eckart, a thrilling, intense and, at the same time, casual sound for over 20 years. Her first book takes us with her on a journey into her cosmos. In songs such as “Wir trafen uns in einem Garten”, “Sexy Girl” and “Ich und Elaine", Humpe depicts the longing for life and love that shaped an entire generation’s way of life. In addition to lyrics and unpublished photos, this book also includes a story written by Humpe about her childhood in the small town in the Sauerland that she left for West Berlin in the 1980s. Rounding out this volume, Helene Hegemann created an atmospherically dense text about the early years of "2raumwohnung" based on numerous conversations with Humpe.

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