On the occasion of the reopening of the Oströhre after its renovation, the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (HfMT) and the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) are organising four concerts in the St. Pauli Elbtunnel at the Landungsbrücken on the last weekend of May. At least 144 musicians will bring the more than 100-year-old landmark of the city of Hamburg to life.
Each of the two tubes of the St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel stretches over a length of 430 metres. The musicians will play in the tubes at intervals of six metres each; the St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel will become an 860 metre long musically active space. To synchronise the instrumentalists and singers, tablet-based scores are used, which are individually operated in real time by a server computer, whereby each performer receives her/his score voice on a networked tablet using specially developed software. Subgroups of twelve musicians each form an ensemble of string, brass, woodwind, plucked and percussion instruments as well as electric guitars, accordions and vocals. This instrumentation and the way it is set up allow for spatial compositional refinements, which will only be heard on the last weekend of May in the “Old Elbe Tunnel”.
You can listen to works composed especially for the Symphonie im St. Pauli Elbtunnel. arranged pieces by the contemporary composers Nicolas Collins (USA), Alvin Curran (USA), Cat Hope (AUS), Shing-Kwei Tzeng (TWN) and Lindsay Vickery (AUS) as well as, as representatives of the HfMT, by Alessandro Anatrini, Xiao Fu, Rama Gottfried, Georg Hajdu, Jacob Sello and students of multimedia composition (Tam Thi Pham, Dong Zhou, Benjamin wong, James Cheung, Shing-Kwei Tzeng, Minzuo Lu, Victor G.Cuiza, Seonghee Lee, Tzu-Ning Liao, Jan Wegmann .
Concert visitors can move freely in the Elbe Tunnel and thus enjoy a very individual, spatially experienceable concert experience.
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The Maiden, the Mother and the Hag, 2019