The book Heute und Danach (Today and Thereafter) portrays the Swiss musical scene of the 1980s alongside the issues of the day. Six essays and a discography complete the cultural context.
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Thomas Kern was born in Switzerland in 1965. Trained as a photographer in Zürich, he started working as a photojournalist in 1989. He was a founder of the Swiss photographers agency Lookat Photos in 1990. Thomas Kern has won twice a World Press Award and has been awarded several Swiss national scholarships. His work has been widely exhibited and it is represented in various collections.
The styles of music and the musicians involved, the changes within society, the art and youth scene, the development of cities in terms of “youth culture” as well as technical achievements and alternative forms of distribution serve as versatile backgrounds for the 1980s. This was a decade when change, initiated by sections of the youth population itself, was supposed to bring about a fundamental shift in society.
Fifty key figures of the Swiss scene at that time provide the main emphasis of the publication. These include Alain Croubalian, Stefan Eicher, Vera Kaa, Kuno Lauener, Muda Mathis, Franz Treichler and Suzanne Zahnd.
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