Concert-performance STROMORCHESTER, Surprise Symphony
Concert-performance STROMORCHESTER (Cologne, Munich), Surprise Symphony
Art Today Association
Not to awake, but to surprise the audience, this was the real purpose of Joseph Haydn´s Symphony No. 94 G-Dur, composed during his stay in London in the year 1791.
220 years later and amplified by 220 volts the 1st German Stromorchester suprises with it´s "Symphony with the Symphony-with-the-drumbeat". To pay tribute to Joseph Haydn as THE master of his genre means also to acknowledge a composer, who was driven by the idea of constant innovation. And this drive would certainly be an electrified one, if Haydn would have been born only a little later.
The consistent development of the classical symphony orchestra on an electronic basis is the leitmotif of the German Stromorchester. The musicians perform on electrically powered devices in the strength of an 'A' orchestra, to stay within classical categories. 127 devices are synchronized and tuned in groups of 7 players. Each unit is treated and used as a musical instrument.
Stromorchester: Rochus Aust, Markus Aust, Fosco Perinti, Florian Zwissler, Heinz Friedl
The concert takes place in frame of the "German Street Festival 2011". The musical program includes concerts of Doreen Kutzke (Berlin) and Duo Stumpf (Cologne).
Photography: Kolmar Studio (C) 2011