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Meute in the Elbphilharmonie

The Hamburg-based techno marching band interactive and in 360-degrees.

Meute, the Hamburg-based techno marching band, separates electronic music from the DJ’s desk and transmits it directly to the audience with all the power of a brass section. In the Elbphilharmonie they recorded a cross-genre track together with a string ensemble.

Meute bei der Plaza-Eröffnung
Meute bei der Plaza-Eröffnung © Lars Huebner

4 November 2016, 14:00, on the Elbphilharmonie Plaza – the cameras were running, the mikes had been adjusted and the international press and numerous guests were eagerly anticipating the speeches to mark the Grand Opening of the Plaza. Suddenly rhythms and the sounds of a brass section could be heard emanating from the depths of the tube: a marching band clad in fine red jackets walked off the escalator and began winding its way through the crowd, accompanied by heavy beats.

Wherever they perform, the Hamburg-based techno marching band Meute get people dancing – without a stage or electricity! After their surprise appearance at the Plaza opening, the group returned to the Elbphilharmonie for a second project: together with the strings of ensemble reflektor, they recorded a version of the deep house track »Kerberos« (original by Stephan Bodzin and Marc Romboy).

The track can be heard on Spotify; an interactive 360-degree video has been produced in cooperation with Google Arts & Culture.

Elbphilharmonie 360-Degree Video / Google / Meute

How It Works

  • Start the live stream at elbphilharmonie.com or on Youtube and use your mouse to move around the 360-degree video; or
  • Start the live stream on your smartphone via elbphilharmonie.com or start the YouTube app and move your smartphone around to view the 360-degree video; or
  • With Google Cardboard: Start the live stream, place your smartphone into your Google Cardboard viewer and move your head around to view the 360-degree video

Google Cardboard headsets are only fully functional together with a smartphone. The virtual reality viewers in an Elbphilharmonie Hamburg design are available in Hamburg at the Elbphilharmonie Visitor Center (Am Kaiserkau 60–62), the Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé on Mönckebergstraße and the Brahms Kontor Ticket Shop (across from the Laeiszhalle) free of charge.

Cardboard headsets can also be purchased online or from electronics stores.