In the spring of 2021 there will be a spirit of optimism again: the series of photos impressively shows how creative the artists and organizers were in breaking through the bleakness of empty event rooms and bringing music to people in difficult times. There were beach chair and lounge chair concerts, concerts in the drive-in cinema, outdoors or in the football stadium.
In terms of its length and chronological sequence, the project is unique in several respects: Nobody has followed the “return of music” so continuously with the camera. It is a documentation of the cultural resurgence and thus also a homage to all cultural workers who did not want to be dominated by the pandemic. The Popbüro Stuttgart and the Ministry for Art and Culture of the State of Baden-Württemberg also saw the potential of “The Return of Music”, and sponsored the project until the fourth postcard set. Pfisterer financed the fifth set privately. Now a sixth set is to appear.
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“The project is simply important to me and a matter close to my heart,” he says. But now it is over. “Concerts are back on stage in full, so the project comes to an end, the uniqueness will then no longer exist,” said Pfisterer, who received national media interest with “The Return of Music”, himself in an interview in “Spiegel” deals with the project.
In addition to the postcard sets, which are available free of charge at many event locations, Pfisterer has put on exhibitions with the photos and a photo book is also planned. Many of the photos have also been published on Pfisterer’s Instagram and Facebook channels. “I not only want my project to be noticed, but also to see what the pandemic was doing to the artists and how they were trying to bring the music back to the people.”