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Mon, 27 May 2019 19:30
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»HYPER! Sounds«

The painter Albert Oehlen nominates ambient artist Wolfgang Voigt, free jazz percussionist Sven-Åke Johansson, with whom Oehlen produced an album in 2003, and Hamburg-based New German Wave band Palais Schaumburg.

In what way does music influence the visual arts? That is the question explored in the exhibition »HYPER! A Journey into Art and Music«, which is held in the Deichtorhallen from March until August 2019 and to which the curator and former Spex editor Max Dax has invited around 40 artists. The title of the exhibition is a direct reference to the relationship between the artist Albert Oehlen and the Hamburg electro band Scooter and their hit »Hyper Hyper«.

But the question should also be turned on its head. How does art influence music? The answer to that can only be found in a concert – so three artists and one curator have been given the keys to the Elbphilharmonie for one evening each to present their favourite artists here. The connection is based partly on a conceptual, and partly on a personal level, for example in the joint use of rooms. They thereby build a bridge between two complementary spheres and two cultural institutions at different ends of the HafenCity.


Sven-Åke Johansson drums

Wolfgang Voigt live electronics

Palais Schaumburg

Holger Hiller guitar, vocals
Thomas Fehlmann synthesizer
Timo Blunck bass guitar
Ralf Hertwig drums


Albert Oehlen präsentiert

Sven-Åke Johansson
Wolfgang Voigt's GAS
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Palais Schaumburg

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