The 2 Minute Interview
Alexander Krüger makes festivals happen. Together with his fabulous team, he runs the FEEL, the Artlake and the Rocken am Brocken Festival. In addition, Alex is artistic director of the Spreewerkstätten on the compound of the Alte Münze and at home on the stages of the world with his live act as a passionate musician. Tomorrow, the gates of the fourth FEEL Festival will be opening at beautiful Berghaider Lake. Over 350 bands and DJs as well as 150 visual and performing artists will be passing mics and turntables to each other on 21 floors over the next five days. And that’s reason enough for us to engage the slightly set-up-stressed creative mastermind in a conversation about bananas, the future, Take That and shampoo for curly hair. And because that was so much fun, we’ll be giving away 2 pairs of festival tickets for the very spontaneous amongst you. Send an email headlining ‚ROLAND, I FEEL YOU‘ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Alexander Krüger
Profession: Adventurer and visionary
Shoe size: 46
Favourite festival: all festivals that make me feel the spirit of a liberal music culture fill my heart with joy.
How do you feel?
Boundless anticipation and massive lack of sleep, combined with extreme happiness.
What has changed since the first festival?
By moving to a beautiful location right at the Berghaider Lake, we have even more opportunities to offer our visitors a very extensive and interactive cultural programme.
Do you prefer being guest or host?
I passionately love dancing and music, both as a guest and a host.
Which three items should every festival visitor have in their bag? Bananas, chocolate and dancing shoes.
Which act should no one miss this summer?
The new project by my friends Kid Simius and Bonaparte: Mule and Man.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Chocolatiér. I love chocolate.
And being a fan of which band embarrasses you now?
I’m still a huge fan of Take That.
What does “happiness” mean to you?Living liberally and working on crazy creative ideas with people I value.
The best concert you’ve ever been to?
Live Aid Hyde Park London 2005.
Which super power would you like to have?
Which famous celebrity would you like to go out for drinks with?
What would you cook for us if we came to visit you at home?
Spaghetti Bolognese after my mum’s recipe.
When was the last time you tried something new and what was it? With WIR IM RAUM, we are creating a Life-Lab in which the boarders between private and public, work and life are melting away. A space in which we are sustainably developing the future and actively living with culture, economy and science.
What should no one know about you?
I use shampoo for curly hair.
Which question should we have asked?
Rock, paper, scissors?
Last words: Only if we have a positive vision of the future, can we start to change the world step by step in the now.
Photo: Oliver Rath