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Einsturzende Neubauten For WW1 Event
The Quietus , November 15th, 2013 06:33

To take place next November

Einstürzende Neubauten have been quiet of late, with the various members getting on with fascinating other projects and collaborations. Now, though, word emerges of their participation in an event to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War next year.

Neubauten will perform a piece called GoneWest: The Fall Of Diksmuide, commemorating a fierce battle that took place in the early months of the War. "On 10 November 1914 the Belgian bridgehead of Diksmuide fell into German hands after a brief battle involving troop movements. During the subsequent few years Diksmuide continued to form part of the German line, and the town was reduced to rubble and bomb craters from persistent Belgian artillery fire and bombardments."

Neubauten's piece has been written specifically for the event, and organisers say "Combining the historic commemoration of the fall of Diksmuide with an intense and profound musical composition by Einstürzende Neubauten will certainly offer a unique contemporary performance in a distinctive setting." Neubauten's GoneWest: The Fall Of Diksmuide will take place on November 8th 2014, with more information to come here.

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