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"The political caste is already very much about itself": An interview with cultural organizer Michael Well


In the “How are you?” Series, we ask people how they experience the unusual Corona times. Today: Michael Well, cultural organizer from Ascholding.

In the “How are you?” Series, we ask people how they experience the unusual Corona times.

Today: Michael Well, cultural organizer from Ascholding.


- Michael Well, for many years a member of the Biermösl-Blosn, was always the tidiest of the Well brothers and took care of the scheduling.

In this respect, it made sense that the Ascholdinger now also runs an agency.

Like all cultural organizers, he also has to struggle with the fact that there is no culture to organize.

Mr. Well, how are you?

Michael Well:

Thank you, it's going quite well.

I just caught a cold when I was making music under the Maximiliansbrücke in Munich a few days ago.

It pulled terribly.

How come?


: Bayerischer Rundfunk asked us whether we would like to play the title melody of the culture magazine “Capriccio”, an aria by Handel.

Of course we were happy to do that.

People stopped and listened.

You saw again: people thirst for culture.

They miss it.

Apropos culture: What is the everyday life of a cultural organizer like at the moment?


: Unfortunately so that I have to constantly cancel or postpone.

Appearances from my sisters, the Wellküren.

The literary inn.

And what would we have planned with Gerhard Polt, a big tour, up to Berlin.

I have postponed an event in Erlangen for the fourth time.

Polt will be 80 in May 2022. I hope that everything will be all right by then.

I just hope people stay true to the culture, don't jump off.

As a cultural organizer, do you feel that politicians have treated you badly?


: My impression is that the political caste is very much about itself.

Art counts little there.

None of this has anything to do with appreciation.

Just think of last spring.

Hardly any politician ever used the word culture.

What do you do to get other thoughts on your mind?


: I work normally in the office, postponing and canceling is also work.

In addition, I make music and practice, there is nothing.

Over Christmas I saw 32 episodes of “Löwengrube” with Jörg Hube.

It was a great actor, with perfect timing in every scene.

We also have a project with Gerhard Polt at the Kammerspiele that I really enjoy.

What kind of project is that?


: The working title is: “A Scheene Leich.” It's about the funeral of a man like Friedrich Flick, who, as is well known, triggered the party donation affair in the 1980s.

The director is Ruedi Häusermannn, a Swiss, with a very subtle sense of humor.

I got an insight into the work of funeral directors.

There are so-called ritual designers who organize individual ceremonies.

I'm really looking forward to the premiere.

Whenever that will be.

In the

“How are you?”


, we ask people from the district how they experience the unusual Corona times.

Most recently Siegfried Böhmke, director of the Munich Marionette Theater.

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-01-27

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