Fri, September 03, 2021
08:00 PM CEST
Kraftwerk Bille / PARKS
Can the German national anthem be replaced? In his latest work, which will be premiered at HF#7, the composer Daniel Dominguez Teruel follows the melody and addresses the societal overwhelmingness in dealing with the anthem.
National anthems are odes, praises, and longings set to music. They are love songs dedicated to the nation, folk hymns, and bloody war songs. When a nation is proclaimed, its anthem becomes an acoustic monument. Today they seem like relics from 18th and 19th century Europe.
Together with musicians and the German flag-waving champions, he transforms the German national anthem starting from the melody, shifts it harmonically, superimposes and interweaves it with contemporary pop music, baroque trombones, and electronic chants. The boiler hall of Hamburg's former Bille combined heat and power station (1901) - a modernist industrial monument and World War II ruin - becomes a meditative sound body.
Daniel Dominguez Teruel works as a composer in the border areas of music, video art, performance and installation. He studied musicology, music informatics and multimedia composition in Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Barcelona and Hamburg. Performances and installations at ZKM Karlsruhe, ICMC New York, Barcelona, Paris, Musica Viva Lisbon, Greatest Hits Hamburg, EMW Shanghai, Buenos Aires, HAU Berlin, EMAF Osnabrück, Uferstudios Berlin, Kampnagel, Rainy Days Luxemburg, Hallo Festspiele Hamburg, among others.
Concept, music, artistic directionDaniel Dominguez Teruel
MusicVoice (Mona Steinwidder, Nour Eddin), Electric guitar (Homero Alonso Langbein), Zinc (Lilli Pätzold), Baroque trombone (Juan González Martínez, Alexandra Mikheeva, Dalton Harris)
ChoreographyFahnenschwinger Konstanz (Hans Konrad, Trinh Vo, Lisa Schlaich, Gerhard Schlaich, Betreuung: Ines Schlaich)
Concept, artistic collaborationGolo Pauleit, Steven Thelen
Interior designSteven Thelen
Dramaturgical adviceAdnan Softić
Choreographic adviceRegina Rossi
Production bookletKatharina Hetzeneder
Press and public relationsJulia Lerch Zajączkowska
Translation EnglishIsolda Mac Liam
Production managementFlorian Vitez, George Williams
Technical managementFlorian Vitez
Sound engineeringBenjamin Kurz
Lighting engineeringDominik Willisch
LOVESONG is supported by the Performing Arts Fund (Fonds Darstellende Künste) with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department of Culture and Media and by the Dachverband freie Darstellende Künste Hamburg, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des HALLO: Verein für raumöffnende Kultur e.V.
Mon, August 23, 2021
12:00 AM CEST
Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg