• December 2015
  • ECM — A Cultural Archaeology

    Exhibition catalogue

    Edited by Okwui Enwezor and Markus Müller

    With a foreword by Okwui Enwezor and essays by Diedrich Diederichsen, Okwui Enwezor, Kodwo Eshun, Renée Green, Markus Müller, Wolfgang Sandner, and Jürg Stenzl. The catalogue contains a comprehensive chronology and discography of the ECM label, biographies of all artists and authors, as well as a round-table talk with Manfred Eicher, Okwui Enwezor, Steve Lake, Karl Lippegaus, and Markus Müller.

    Published by Prestel Verlag 
    303 pages, approx. 70 color and 100 b/w images
    In German and English
    Price 49.95 €

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    ECM — A Cultural Archaeology

    Stretch your view

    Stretch your view



    23.11.12 – 10.02.13

    The label ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) was founded in 1969 by Manfred Eicher in Munich in order to record, produce and publish avant-garde music. The exhibition focuses on the expansive cultural landscape in which ECM has worked since 1969. MORE


    ECM — A Cultural Archaeology: Essay by Okwui Enwezor

    Essay "Great Big Ears" by Okwui Enwezor, Director und Curator of the exhibition "ECM — A Cultural Archaeology" MORE

    Concert series

    "ECM – A Cultural Archaeology": Concert Series

    The first major exhibition on the legendary Munich-based record label ECM will be accompanied by a concert series featuring renowned performers. MORE

    In the press

    ECM — A Cultural Archaeology

    Read a selection of the latest press reports, radio features, and reviews of the exhibition. MORE

    Picture Gallery

    Film screening

    "ECM – A Cultural Archaeology": Film screenings

    Over the past four decades, ECM's music has become an important resource for contemporary cinema. Label founder Manfred Eicher has immersed himself into film and collaborated extensively with filmmakers especially Jean-Luc Godard and Theo Angelopoulos. MORE

    Concert series

    ECM — Sound samples

    The exhibition "ECM — A Cultural Archaeology" was accompanied by a concert series featuring renowned performers. Here, you will find sound samples of all the participating musicians and ensembles. MORE