Hans Unstern is one of the icons of the music business. In an interview, he explains how he explores the multiplicities in his own on his new album.
Hans Unstern, an artist between charade and reality Photo: promo
On his debut album "Kratz dich raus" (2010), it still seemed clear who Hans Unstern was and what he wanted: a former street musician whose skepticism about existence and language had driven him into the arms of the Berlin indie scene, where he honed the sound of the new decade with similarly ambitious projects like the band Ja, Panik. At the latest in 2012 to the strikingly titled "The Great Hans Unstern Swindle" follow-up and a simultaneously published book of poetry (Merve Verlag), when he appeared in persona of the performance artist Tucke Royale, it was clear: Between lustful charade and complex reality of what a subject can be, an artist definition must be postponed.