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Elbphilharmonie Sessions: Elbtonal Percussion

They’ve got their sticks ready and are raring to go: Elbtonal Percussion is making the best of the lockdown and heading to the Elbphilharmonie – with (almost) boundless possibilities!

The Artists

A truck full of drums, vibraphones, gongs, objects borrowed from everyday life and strange trash instruments – this is all the percussionists of Elbtonal Percussion need to make a racket at the highest level. The four Hamburgers have been touring the world with creative programmes between classical, world, jazz and rock music for a quarter-century now. And in between times they also appear in concert with top orchestras and other leading percussionists such as Stewart Copeland of »The Police«, or join forces with an actress like Martina Gedeck, with John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet or with Christian Brückner, the actor who dubs Robert De Niro into German. And they even record film soundtracks into the bargain – for example, for »Kirschblüten – Hanami« or »Der Baader Meinhof Komplex«.

Performers

Jan-Frederick Behrend
Andrej Kauffmann
Stephan Krause
Sönke Schreiber

Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions © Daniel Dittus
Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions © Daniel Dittus
Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions © Daniel Dittus
Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions © Daniel Dittus
Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions © Daniel Dittus
Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions © Daniel Dittus
Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions © Daniel Dittus
Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions Elbtonal Percussion / Elbphilharmonie Sessions © Daniel Dittus

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Elbtonal Percussion also performed an »Elphi at Home« concert in the Grand Hall in May 2020.

The Locations

The Überseequartier underground station is located approx. 1.2 km from the Elbphilharmonie, in the Hamburg district of HafenCity. The station is 1 of 11 stops on the U4 underground line that was opened to the public in November 2012.

The Tube: This 82-metre-long, curved escalator begins at the main entrance of the Elbphilharmonie. It leads visitors up through the Elbphilharmonie building to a panorama window that offers a spectacular view of the harbour and docks. A second escalator then brings visitors up to the Plaza and the entrances to the concert halls.

The Elbphilharmonie Plaza: At a height of 37 metres above ground level, this public viewing platform is open all day long. From here, visitors can access the concert halls, hotel lobby, Elbphilharmonie Shop, and Deck & Deli via stairways and lifts. The outer walkway of the Plaza offers visitors a breathtaking panoramic view of the inner city and the harbour.

Überseequartier underground station Überseequartier underground station © Screenshot / Elbtonal Percussion Session
Elbphilharmonie Tube Elbphilharmonie Tube © Gilda Fernandez
Elbphilharmonie Plaza Elbphilharmonie Plaza © Maxim Schulz

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