Wednesday, March 4, 2009

100 Musicians, 50 Locations, 1 Concert

I can't express just how much I'm loving this. Yesterday, the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra took it upon themselves to create the largest concert hall ever! Bringing together 100 musicians, spread across 50 different city locations, Hamburg itself became the setting. Conductor Simone Young will set up her stand on the famous St. Michaels Tower, with her every instruction relayed to her musicians via a video feed. This effect will be to allow the public to either listen to the combined instruments via the Hamburg 1 TV station, or to experience the individual ocherstral parts around the different ares of the city.

Check out their website (click towards the bottom for an English version for non-German speakers) and this video...

Cheers to Stephen who sent this around the office

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