Anders Hören with Ensemble Resonanz and Dea
February 2017, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Hanoi
In its own venue Resonanzraum in the heart of Hamburg’s famous district St. Pauli, Ensemble Resonanz is making different musical ends meet in their concert series urban string on a monthly basis. Now, urban string
is touring to Southeast Asia for the first time introducing the audience to a vibrant mix of classical and electronic sound. Every urban string
night is different. Each concert of the series is based on a carefully selected live program that draws parallels between music from the 17th, 18th century and very contemporary compositions. These parallels may not exist on paper but are coming across in the stories told by the musicians of the ensemble, who are hosting the concert themselves, engaging in a dialogue with the audience and introducing the pieces they play. But the program not only brings together old and new, but also classical and electronic music. Each concert of the Southeast Asia tour urban string
showcases a local guest DJ who adds up to the story. Not a service DJ who will play “lounge music”, but a music archaeologists who contributes a unique and local character to the evening.
In Jakarta Dea will be joining the Ensemble Resonanz for the concert, adding to the concert his very unique flavor of ‘70s disco music and psychedelic rock.
Anders Hören with Elbipolis Barockorchester ft. Brezel Göring (Stereo Total)
October 2016, Jakarta, Singapore, Manila, Yangon, Hanoi
Baroque meets electro – seemingly incompatible elements merge into an unexpected synthesis in this experimental format. The Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra, which has managed to establish itself in the baroque scene within a remarkable short time due to its playfulness and brilliant interpretations, performed baroque music in a relaxed lounge setting and inspired the DJ Brezel Göring of Stereo Total to immediate transformation into electro sounds. The result was a fascinating dialogue that at times amplified and emphasized musical structures and rhythms and then went to alienated and ironized them. A spontaneous musical experience that opened up new horizons with its unique dynamic.
Anders Hören with Violinist Mirijam Contzen
September 2015, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Yangon
The Goethe-Institut invited all thrill-seekers and enthusiasts to a treat in September 2015. The multi-awarded German-Japanese Mirijam Contzen gave a violin concert in total darkness. Musician and listeners alike have been plunged in the dark and left with only 4 senses to experience the performance – but with intensified hearing. But none of the concert guests were left alone: Courtesy of the non-government organization Resources for the Blind, a troupe of blind ushers and usherettes led audience members inside the dark chamber to their seats.