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Dear Friends,

while we’re busy promoting our current issue as well as already putting the finishing touches to our next, we have not forgotten that we still have a promise to keep: on the back cover of our issue #26 featuring Manfred Eicher of ECM Records, we hinted at an app for iPad ‘coming soon’. Soon is now, and we’re kind of chuffed to see our very first app available on iTunes as of now.

Manfred Eicher, you might remember, is the highly passionate mastermind behind the prestigious German jazz and classic label ECM Records. mono.kultur #26 featured a high-minded and challenging conversation, where Manfred Eicher talked with Bernd Kuchenbeiser about sound, silence and everything in between.

Our first features of course the same interview with the same impeccable layout, but even better: you can listen into excerpts of all the music that is being talked about, as well as view footage from films by Heinz Bütler, Manfred Eicher and Jean-Luc Godard, as well as documentary behind-the-scenes footage. All this beautifully translated into the digital environment by Atelier Bernd Kuchenbeiser and developed by Serum Network, with audio/visual material courtesy of ECM Records.

Even better still: since it’s our first, it’s entirely free.

Needless to say, it’s a sort of experiment for us – and will depend on your feedback whether mono.kultur makes sense in a digital format. We look forward to hearing your comments!

All our best,

>> Free Download

PS: Please note that, since we believe in maximum reading pleasure, the app is for iPad only.


  1. Learn More wrote:

    Sweet App, Your rating should 5 on 5.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 17:06 | Permalink
  2. I love the super sleek design. Clean and crisp, easy on the eyes.

    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:39 | Permalink
  3. Kevin wrote:

    I have to agree on the 5 star rating. This app is very clean, easy to maneuver and the best of all – free!

    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 09:44 | Permalink
  4. One of the best free app that is so underrated. Everyone needs to try this app NOW!

    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 10:37 | Permalink
  5. Tim Kennedy wrote:

    This is one app that I’ll highly recommend. I agree with everyone that it is clean and easy to use. Design is easy on the eyes and usability is very great.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:33 | Permalink

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