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Stewart Hurwood / »Drones«
Stewart Hurwood / »Drones« © Da Ping Luo
Stewart Hurwood / »Drones«
Stewart Hurwood / »Drones« © Da Ping Luo

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kaistudio 1
Tue, 26 Feb 2019   16:00

Listen Behind You – An Installation

Reflector Laurie Anderson / Reflector Laurie Anderson / Admission possible at any time

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Since Jimi Hendrix at the latest, every rock fan knows what feedback is: a generally tremendous, rapidly swelling sound created by a direct back-coupling between the electric guitar and the loudspeaker which reproduces itself, as it were. Lou Reed, guitarist of the legendary band The Velvet Underground and Laurie Anderson's partner from 1992 until his death in 2013, probably penetrated the mysteries of feedback more deeply and systematically than many other musicians who found themselves fascinated by this mighty sound. In the installation »Listen Behind You« that Lou Reed's guitar technician Stewart Hurwood sets up on the deceased master's original guitars and amps, 24 guitar strings interact and vibrate together with magnetic loudspeakers. In the process, they produce the legendary so-called »drones«, whose sound characteristics Hurwood can influence to a certain extent, but which in the final event come crashing down on the listener like ocean waves. Unrepeatable and unique, but still utterly dependable in that they will certainly recur.

Please note: The installation is at times very loud. Ear plugs for protection against the intermittent high volume levels are available at the entrance to Kaistudio 1. The installation will run for four hours on each of the first two »Reflector« afternoons respectively: 16:00-20:00. Admission is possible at any time.

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Performers

Stewart Hurwood guitar, live electronics

Estimated end time
20:15

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by the Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Kaistudio 1

Located within the base section of the Elbphilharmonie building on floors 2 and 3 are the Kaistudios, home to the Elbphilharmonie’s World of Instruments and extensive music education programme. The largest Kaistudio is the Elbphilharmonie’s third concert hall – ideal for concerts, experimental music, seminars and workshops for up to 150 guests.

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    All visitors enter the building via the main entrance. The Kaistudio on floors 2 and 3 are not accessible via the Tube (long escalator), but rather using the stairs or group B lifts. Please follow the signs provided in the tunnel on right-hand side of the Tube. Admission is by concert ticket only.

  • Getting Here

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
    Platz der Deutschen Einheit
    20457 Hamburg

    The Elbphilharmonie can be easily reached by bus, underground, bicycle and ferry.

    Underground line U3: Baumwall (approx. 450 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
    Please note: The stretch of track on the underground line U3 between the stops St. Pauli and Baumwall is closed until 20 September 2019. There is no replacement bus service.

    Underground line U4: Überseequartier (approx. 950 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
    Bus 111: Am Kaiserkai (Elbphilharmonie) (approx. 150 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    City bicycle (Stadtrad) stations: Am Baumwall and Am Kaiserkai / Großer Grasbrook
    There are sufficient bicycle stands available in front of the Elbphilharmonie.

    Ferry 72 (from Landungsbrücken pier): »Elbphilharmonie« pier

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    There is limited parking available in the Elbphilharmonie and the HafenCity.

    »Elbphilharmonie« multistorey car park (open 24 hours a day, 433 parking spaces):
    Please note that visitors to the Elbphilharmonie should use the entrance marked »Elbphilharmonie«. The entrance »Elbphilharmonie Hotel« is reserved for »The Westin Hamburg« hotel guests.

    The car park operator APCOA offers a flat rate of €10.00 for four hours of parking. Every further hour or part thereof costs €5.00 as per the regular parking charge. The flat rate is only valid online and must be booked at least two hours in advance. Book the flat rate online at www.apcoa.de.

    APCOA answers frequently asked questions about advance booking here.

    Multistorey car park »Speicherstadt«: Am Sandtorkai 6, 20457 Hamburg (722 parking spaces, approx. 750 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    Überseequartier underground car park: Überseeallee 3, 20457 Hamburg (420 parking spaces, approx. 850 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

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    All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.

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Kaistudio 1
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio © Michael Zapf