The World of Instruments digital

It's not difficult to make music – we show you how! (German only)

Series 1: We make music!

To make music you need sheet music, an expensive instrument and lots of practice. No you don’t, not at all! You can track down hidden sounds at home and make your instrument using the simplest resources. Our professionals from the Elbphilharmonie World of Instruments show you how it’s done.

Episode 1: We build instruments

There are loads of musical instruments hidden in your apartment! You don’t believe us? Try it out here – Linda and Pawel from the Elbphilharmonie World of Instruments wish you lots of fun drumming, whistling and plucking!

Instrumentenwelt digital
Instrumentenwelt digital © Julian Conrad

Episode 2: Body percussion

You haven't let off steam today? Show what you can do on the drums – with body percussion!

Instrumentenwelt digital: Bodypercussion
Instrumentenwelt digital: Bodypercussion © Julian Conrad

Episode 3: We sing together

Singing makes you happy! So oil your vocal chords and sing along with Linda and Pablo!

Linda und Oawel singen
Linda und Oawel singen © Julian Conrad

Series 2: We invent music!

Listening to your favourite songs is all well and good. But how does one actually invent new music? our detectives from the Elbphilharmonie World of Instruments reveal where sounds are hidden, and how you can capture them.

Episode 1: Experimenting with sounds

Can you guess what sounds are hidden in Sara’s living room? Help Annegret solve the puzzle!

children’s programme

All concerts, videos and join-in tips for young ears.

Episode 2: Painting sounds

Can you actually see sounds? Of course you can, you just need to paint them! Sara and Annegret show you how to conjure up your own sound pictures.

© Julian Conrad

Na, zu Ende gespielt? Hier könnt ihr euch anschauen, wie zwei Musik-Profis Saras und Annegrets Zeichnung in Musik verwandeln.

Episode 3: Sounds in motion

Do you want to get some exercise? Then join in and let sounds wander through your body! Who will think up the most exciting sounds and movements…?

Guess the sound: A game with the Aris Quartet

Anna Katharina Wildermuth (1. Geige im Aris Quartett)
Anna Katharina Wildermuth (1. Geige im Aris Quartett) © Aussenborder Filmproduktion GmbH
  • Was does »Rising Stars« mean?

    Every year the major European concert halls select a number of the most promising young musicians and send them on tour throughout Europe. The Aris Quartett was among the artists chosen in the 2020/21 season, which meant that they recorded a concert at the Elbphilharmonie – and this gorgeous video.

Episode 4: Poems with music

You can use sounds, pictures and movements to tell wonderful stories. In this episode Sara and Annegret show you how to set a poem to music.

Two haikus for your own poems set to music:

From afar there comes
The sound of bells ringing – listen,
Through the springtime mist.

In all the rain
The lark shakes itself
And flies heavenwards.

Episode 5: Creating music and writing it down :with oboist Cristina Gómez Godoy

What do we really need sheet music for? Cristina Gómez Godoy is a professional musician, and explains in this video what written or printed music is good for. You’ll also find out how to write music down yourself – and how the notes on the page can turn into completely new music.

Wozu braucht man eigentlich Noten? Cristina Gómez-Godoy im Interview
Wozu braucht man eigentlich Noten? Cristina Gómez-Godoy im Interview © Aussenborder Filmproduktion GmbH
  • Who is Cristina?

    Cristina Gómez Godoy is the solo oboist with the Staatskapelle Berlin, one of Europe’s best orchestras. She is also a »Rising Star« – every year the major European concert halls select a number of the most promising young musicians and send them on tour throughout Europe. Cristina was among the artists chosen in the 2020/21 season, which meant that she recorded a concert at the Elbphilharmonie.

Wer hört die Unterschiede?

Dieselbe Zeichnung (aus dem Video von Cristina) hat sich auch die Saxofonistin Jess Gillam angeschaut und dazu Musik erfunden. Welche Unterschiede fallen euch zwischen Cristinas (oben) und Jess’ Stück (unten) auf?

Hat euch die Zeichnung von Annegret und Sara gefallen? Wie ihr selber zu Klängen malen könnt, erfahrt ihr in diesem Video.

  • Who is Jess?

    Jess Gillam ist eine junge Saxofonistin aus England. Sie ist schon sehr erfolgreich, weil sie viele verschiedene Arten von Musik auf ihrem Saxofon spielen kann: klassische Musik (zum Beispiel von Johann Sebastian Bach), richtig moderne Sachen, aber auch Popsongs und Jazz. Sie spielt mit berühmten Orchestern, mit Bands, und manchmal auch ganz allein. Auch für die Elbphilharmonie hat sie schon ein Online-Konzert aufgenommen.

Serie 3: Musik machen mit Apps

Folge 1: Klangsafari

Musik machen mit dem Smartphone oder Tablet fetzt und macht richtig viel Spaß, ob allein oder zusammen mit anderen. Findet heraus, wie ihr aus eigenen Sounds euren ganz persönlichen Mix erstellt!

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