Es gibt Orte, die ich in meiner Stadt liebe. Ich fahre oft zum Sonnenuntergang mit dem Rad dort hin. Ich habe dort gefilmt und ein Lied dazu geschrieben und produziert, das die Stimmung dort einfangen soll. Es ist wichtig, solche magischen Orte zu haben. Sie sind oft um die Ecke und warten darauf, entdeckt zu werden. Wenn mich Stuttgart ankotzt, dann gehe ich dort hin und versöhne mich mit meiner Heimatstadt. Wo sind eure magischen Plätze?

There is magical places in my hometown. I filmed such a place and wrote a song to capture the mood of the place. Every town has these places, they are waiting to be discovered. Where are your magical places?

 

One minute video #14: down

music & video: Martin Zentner

Tbilisi is a beautiful city with a lot of visible history. But, as in many places, historical structures are broken down and replaced with faceless modern buildings without any local character. The tower in this video is a very visible example, but only one of many. I hope Tbilisi can keep its historic soul and can withstand investors who want to clutter the world with glass and steel. I have met many great locals who are fighting an uphill battle against a lot of money and political power to preserve their home and heritage. Okay, these buildings will also be a part of the city’s history, like all the soviet era buildings. But at what cost? On the other side, historic areas are becoming disneyfied, depraved of their soul, looking somewhat historic on the outside, but clean and lifeless. I deeply hope that Tbilisi can keep its character I came to love as a regular visitor. And my heart goes out to those, who are fighting for this. Thank you!

One minute video #13: Pu

music & video: Martin Zentner, Piano: Putte I recorded my flatmate Thorsten Puttenat while playing the piano. The microphone was broken and there was a mean distortion on the recording. But I Iiked the melody, so I somehow created some music around it and combined it with footage of him to portray a friend I really love. The footage was taken at the 20th anniversary of Waggons Stuttgart while Rocket Freudental was playing. You can’t hear them in the video, but soon their new album will be released. Go get it, and see them live for yourself! By the way: Sharing an apartment with Putte is very helpful for me to learn a lot of things. One of them is music production. Recorded at Studio Doraphonique,