offenes nalepa studio


a sounding research archive stories,
sounds and tunes from the famous broadcasting complex of the former GDR-radio station in Nalepastraße

Grotest Maru and sound and radio artists Klaus Janek and Milena Kipfmüller revive radio history in their research “Nalepa lives!”. A central role is played by the old studios in Nalepastrasse. Thematic strands are the acoustical peculiarities of the studios, in particular the unique large broadcasting salon, the radio drama, feature and news production of the sixties to the eighties and also the everyday social life in this around-the-clock complex with a maximum of 5,000 workers.

The “Open Nalepa Studio” provides an insight into the current research stand with images, sketches, audio samples and their processing.
Also invited are contemporary witnesses with their own perspectives on the Nalepastrasse: the acoustic expert and former head of the Laboratory for Acoustic-Musical Boundaries, Gerhard Steinke, the former radio editor and current city guide through the Nalepa complex, Wolfhard Besser, a former sound engineer of the Funkhaus and composer Andre Bartetzki and (Ker) Stine Satke, former radio play spokeswoman and former member of the ensemble of speaker children.

Afterwards pasta and radio plays.

Funded by the Senate Departement of Culture, Berlin, and hosted by KuLe, Berlin