Bernard Sumner / 18.30 – 19.30
»I should have called it ›Private Parts‹.« How many stories about your life do you have left to tell, when there already are two movies about it, that thousands of people have watched (24 Hour Party People” and “Closer”)? When you’re Bernard Sumner from Salford in England: a lot! After a couple of world hits, the co-founder of Joy Division and New Order and head of Bad Lieutenant now wrote his autobiography, called »Chapter and Verse«. It begins in the harsh years of his childhood and doesn’t leave out the decisive moments: Sumner’s visit of the first Sex Pistols-concert in Manchester or the many struggles inside and outside of Joy Division. You’ll find the transcript of a hypnosis session that he held with Ian Curtis, as well as the story of the accidentally deleted first version of »Blue Monday«. The author displays a refined sense of humor and without being self-absorbed. Bernard Sumner will have his German reading premiere at »Pop-Kultur«.
Dave Haslam / 17.30 – 18.20
Dave Haslam knows of the significance a single club can develop for a big city. As a DJ in the Fac 51 The Haçienda, operated by Factory Records and New Order, he played an integral part in the rise of an old warehouse to a legendary temple of hedonism, and in grey industrial Manchester becoming »Madchester«. In his fourth book, »Life After Dark«, author and journalist Haslam widens the focus. Entertainingly and passionately he tells the »History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues« since the dawn of Jazz. In the Coatroom of the Berghain, he will recite the best anecdotes from this anthology.