In this Berlin talk (June 2017) I elaborateon identitarian politics being a cancerous disaster at the core of our current dystopia. I delve into ID politics' intellectual and political roots: the New Left, cultural Marxism and the meaning of fascism. I also spoke about philosophy of history and German past in particular.
Describing tonight as ‘Coltrane light’ this constantly touring sax supremo – who the Guardian once described as ‘the hardest-gigging man in British jazz’ – and his excellent band pay homage to one of the greatest jazzmen of all time with The Spirit of Trane.
Poopootov cocktails (plastic or glass jars filled with a mix of human excrement and water) have become the prime anarchist weapons in the revolutionary struggle toward a utopian diverse universe. But what is it that motivates young revolutionaries to throw their excrement on others? What kind of zeal leads to such a disgusting crude dismissal of otherness? What are the political and ideological roots of this emerging pervasive new ethos?
"Gilad Atzmon, understands the dire situation of the Western World far better than does the entirety of the Western intellectual class, including its large Jewish component." (Paul Craig Roberts)
"And yet I confess that even the rabbi’s racism – essentially a declaration of war against every Muslim in Europe – is less infuriating to me than the silent complacency with which his remarks have been received throughout the Jewish world."
'The Spirit of Trane' is released simply because, for Gilad Atzmon, it is a chance to acknowledge possibly the greatest and most influential tenor sax player in jazz history. Gilad says, "whether it is his patented sheets of sound, his rapid fire improvisations, advanced harmonic progressions or lush interpretations of ballads, no aspiring music lover can afford to neglect the music of 'Trane" . As Gilad handed me one of the first copies of the CD at a gig recently he told me, you will love this'. He was, as he sometimes is, right.
Sonny Rollins' guitarist returns to a short summer tour with Gilad Atzmon (saxes) Saul Rubin (guitar) Yaron Stavi (bass) Enzo Zirilli (drums).
Mon 31st July Saul Rubin 4tet @ The Bedford Arms, Bedford
Wed 2nd August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Vortex Jazz Club, London
Thu 3rd August, Saul Rubin 4tet @ Crypt, London
Fri 4th August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Verdict, Brighton
Sun 6th August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Albion Beatnik Bo
WEDNESDAY JULY 19th DOORS 8pm ENTRY FREE
The Crypt, St. Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street, London SE5
GILAD ATZMON SPEAKS - A philosophical outlook on the current British political confusion.
Wednesday, June 21 at 19:30 @ The Albion Beatnik
34 Walton Street, OX2 6AA Oxford, Oxfordshire
Being In Time: A Post-Political Manifesto' is Gilad Atzmon's latest pithy book - its title a nod to Heidegger, the John Coltrane of the philosophy world. It broadens the arguments of his previous 'The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics' (which has sold internationally by the bucket load).
From June 13 to June 17 we will play every night at the A-Trane, Berlin. On Thursday 15th at 6,30 pm I will launch Being in Time at the club (a discussion + Q&A) followed by a concert. If you live in Berlin and want to understand the post-political condition: Tump, sanders, Corbyn, La Pen and dystopia in general, come to meet me on Thursday.. Please let your Berlin friends know about our residency and the book launch
Join us on Monday 5-June
6.30 – 9pm, Maramia Cafe, 48 Golborne Road, London W10 5P
Skyscrapers publications & Fanfare Records
Musicians: Yaron Stavi, Jenny Bliss, Gilad & Tali Atzmon, Sarp Maden, Derin Bayhan and others
Newcastle, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Plymouth, London, Oxford, Berlin, Amsterdam and more...
Following a very successful book tour in the USA we are now booking literature events in Britain and a few European cities. The coming tour is organised in collaboration with The UK Column.
Gilad Atzmon will be speaking at the Hungarian Cultural Alliance on May 8th at 7:00 PM
1827 S. Hope Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Gilad will talk about his forthcoming book Being in Time - A Post Political Manifesto.
The Talk will be followed by a Q&A and a musical performance by Fritz Heede and Gilad Atzmon.
The Post Political Condition
Trump, Brexit, the Middle East… What Next?
5 pm an extended panel discussion, then a jazz concert from 9 pm
5pm Sunday, 30 April
Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
On 30 April human rights lawyer Stanley Cohen, history professor Norton Mezvinsky, whistleblower Michael Lesher and author Gilad Atzmon will gather in Theatre 80, Manhattan to elaborate on the collapse of Identity politics, the crisis within new Left thinking and the future of liberal and progressive thought.