There will be concerts with interactive workshops and talks in which German learners from the Goethe-Institutes, PASCH partner schools and universities will get the chance to meet and communicate with the musicians.
With their 2017 debut album “Soft Kill”, the band represents the voice of a digitalized generation. Like almost no band before they seize on the contemporary spirit and let their songs tell stories of our daily digital life.
Thus their music has a great impact on us, it evokes and carries emotions with typical metaphorical lyrics that rather work as an instrument. The questions the band asks are fundamental to us: Is our life drifting apart to digital spheres? Can our life be as real in virtuality? How do digitalization and humanity fit together?
The quintet from Hamburg underlines that it is not about demonizing digitalization but to accept its importance in its often unromantic everyday life and to set it to music. Can you write love songs for robots? Yes, you can! The band’s search for softness and emotionality in a digitalized world is the unique focus of their music.
DER RINGER is powerful, breezy, loud and sensitive. And even without understanding the German lyrics the music sounds digital. The genre of DER RINGER can be located somewhere between indie, pop and punk. They appreciate synthesizer and vocoder effects, like to call themselves soft punk and get labeled with amusing terms like “post-punk-pop”.
DER RINGER is music from the present that suits the future well. Music that is worth to be shared – on social media and in concert halls. The band is of the most exciting German newcomers. They are playing music for digitalized hearts.
In Vietnam, the band will perform at Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi on October 26; at Nguyen Hien Dinh Theater, 155 Phan Chau Trinh, Da Nang on October 31; at Hue University’s College of Education, 34 Le Loi, Hue City on November 1; and at Ben Thanh Theatre, 6 Mac Dinh Chi, Ho Chi Minh City on November 5.
Free tickets are available at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi from October 18, at the Goethe-Institut Ho Chi Minh City, N0. 18, Road 1, Do Thanh, Ward 4, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City from October 25.
Entrance is free in Danang and Hue.