The other three scheduled performances were canceled for security reasons in coordination with the aviation security authorities of Hamburg and Lower Saxony: at the dress rehearsal and at the premiere on Thursday, the art event was massively interrupted by high-speed foreign drones. , he said. There were several collisions and as a result many drones crashed. “The Elbphilharmonie and DRIFT teams deeply regret this,” reads the Elbphilharmonie website.
The Dutch artist duo Drift had created a work of art specifically for the Hamburg Conzerthaus, which would immerse the western top of the building in a play of light waves for about ten minutes in four evenings. Hundreds of drones danced at the start of the music festival on Thursday in the second half of Thomas Adès piano concerto.
A drone-lit ballet created to capture water waves and the sound waves of music. Thousands of people watched the show from the harbor – however, not all were able to connect to the Elbphilharmonie website with their mobile phones, so some viewers had to do without music.
Christoph Lieben-Seutter, Artistic Director of Elbphilharmonie said on Friday: “We are very happy that since ‘Breaking Waves’ was postponed to April, so many people have the opportunity to take part in this extraordinary art project. I got the light installation from the water experienced yesterday – to see the Elbphilharmonie staged in such an impressive way was a great pleasure. ”He would like to thank everyone involved for the successful collaboration.
“The Creation”: NDR.de live broadcast of the concert by Elbphilharmonie
The concerts of the International Music Festival will continue. Joseph Haydn’s second oratorio show “The Creation” will be broadcast live Friday at 8:00 pm on NDR.de. Alan Gilbert conducts the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra.
Drift – a duo of artists from the Netherlands combining nature and technology
In their installations, the Drift duo deals with questions about the future, nature and technology. “We look at our world with curiosity and do not take everything for granted, we question things,” says artist Lonneke Gordijn of Studio Drift. “When we use technology, we have a certain sense of what we want to express.” This is often a condition they would like to create – such as a sense of navigation, of flight, of being free. “Nature is our model, an endless source of inspiration,” adds her colleague Ralph Nauta. “Over billions of jumps in evolution, nature has found the most perfect form to do its specific work.”
Beautiful and fragile – like nature
Their first joint work was dandelion, which they still do: The seeds are glued individually to LED lights with tweezers and silicone glue – 120 small flower parachutes, a lot of work. Employees manage three pieces per hour. Circuits made of phosphor brass wire, designed as a metal frame, later make fluffy balls shine.
“They appear here as a link between technology and nature,” explains Lonneke Gordijn. “It’s also a positive scenario for a future where nature and technology combine to make progress instead of working against each other. That’s why we call this work ‘The Fragile Future.’
Breaking Waves: Light as a central element in waves
Light plays a key role for both: “Light is life and the light in which you see something determines how you feel,” says Lonneke Gordijn. “Light” has a huge impact on this, and our art is about just that: we want to change our attitude towards life. “Many of her works have been copied from nature:” Flylight “simulates the flight of stars,” In Twenty Steps “mimics wing swing with 20 pairs of computer-controlled glass tubes and” Shylights “silk opening and closing. like flowers – in the rhythm of nature.
“We know exactly when something feels good or not,” says Lonneke Gordijn. “It’s not just when we see a work for the first time, but it happens every time we come in contact with it: calmness, the relief of allowing ourselves to breathe normally instead of rushing into life. The rhythm of nature, on the side “Another is very powerful, healing and important to us.”
Nature is extremely beautiful – and intelligent. The great animal behavior inspired the artists to create a flying installation of 300 algorithm-controlled flares at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada.
“Create something no one has seen before”
In our increasingly digitalized world, sensual experience is also important to them: “It is extremely important to stay in touch with the physicist, to appreciate it, to build something with your hands and to use technology to create something magical, “to express yourself. – to create something that no one has seen before. Something like that inspires people and you get into a conversation with them,” says Ralph Nauta.