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Werner Cee: de-symphonic. Kontra Punkt Berlin (2019 / 2020) – A Symphonic Soundscape

Sound Installation


Werner Cee (concept and composition), Wolfgang van Ackeren (production) mit Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Vladimir Jurowski and Ralf Sochaczewsky (conductors) Johanna Vollus and Peter Avar (sound)

An interior view of the "Pastoral": Sound artist Werner Cee breaks open the symphonic and temporal structure of Beethoven's 6th Symphony. The symphony recorded in fragments with Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin is transformed into a walk-in, multi-perspectival sound topography. As in a technical exploded view, images and parts from Beethoven's "Pastoral" are accentuated and individual instruments and groups of instruments are isolated. Perspectives shift, a symphonic soundscape between romantic orchestral sounds, field recordings and object-like plasticity unfolds. Two installations are created from this material: a smaller one at the Akademie der Künste and an expansive one in the Ruhr area. The venue for the second installation is the former Duisburg-Meiderich smelting works and blast furnace. What is now Landscape Park Duisburg-Nord is one of the most popular natural and cultural landscapes in North Rhine-West- phalia, surrounded by giants of the industrial age. The installation at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin is the exposition presenting the thematic material.

A production of Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Hans-Flesch-Gesellschaft within the scope of BTHVN2020 in collaboration with Akademie der Künste.

Installation at Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord: 21. – 24.5.2020
First broadcast Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Friday, 26.6.2020, 00:05 Uhr / Klangkunst