"Symphony" means to make something sound together - and that is exactly what the 30 young, cross-genre musicians of the Stegreif Orchester do in #freebrahms. The starting point for the re-composition of Brahms' 3rd Symphony is the orchestra’s own voice - metaphorically and literally, because #freebrahms begins and ends with singing. Spanning four 15-minute movements whose sounds range from rock and Balkan music, meditative soundscapes and ballads to salsa rhythms, the symphony also features the electric guitar, drumset and saxophone alongside the typical orchestral instruments.
»#freebrahms is a brilliantly successful balancing act, free and adventurous, peppered with great ideas and a successful mix of performance, staging and improvisation.«
Live on stage, moving freely through the concert hall, played from memory and without a conductor, a performance emerges that breaks down the boundaries between composition and improvisation and between performers and listeners. The whole room evolves into one big stage on which the audience is free to wander around, to let themselves be moved by the music and to dance along.
Foto: Roman Novitzky