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Press Release: Crazy Instruments and Spectral Colours of Sound

25 Sept 2017: The fifth edition of »Greatest Hits« – the festival of contemporary music in Hamburg hosted by the Elbphilharmonie, Kampnagel and NDR das neue werk in autumn each year – starts on 1 November 2017 with a programme that is just as much of a feast for the eyes as it is for the ears.

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The fifth edition of »Greatest Hits« – the festival of contemporary music in Hamburg hosted by the Elbphilharmonie, Kampnagel and NDR das neue werk in autumn each year – starts on 1 November 2017 with a programme that is just as much of a feast for the eyes as it is for the ears. This year the programme has a special focus on the work of three composers: Peter Eötvös, Composer in Residence at the Elbphilharmonie this season, Gérard Grisey, the godfather of »spectral music« from France, and the eccentric sound experimenter and instrument maker Harry Partch from the USA. The concerts are held at Kampnagel and, on the last day (4 November), also at the Elbphilharmonie for the first time.