528Hz 8va | DSO Berlin


528Hz 8va| DSO Berlin | KAREN KAMENSEK | Ultraschall Festival | Haus des Rundfunk Berlin

A fast but pleasantly active heartbeat, an unconscious smile that never fades, a constantly changing sound that nevertheless leads exactly to a place where even more energy is released; the tempo always brisk, but enough pauses to take a breath; never a screaming contrast that abruptly interrupts the pulse. Like ketamine without side effects; like a well-mixed hormone cocktail.

528Hz by Ying WANG places itself in the service of an optimistic view of facts and the world. The piece does not aim for orchestral drama, and it avoids abrupt contrasts. Instead, it is a music of joy. That a piece that draws from the abundant pool of positive musical connotations and emotions does not have to drift into New Age chords or empty brass jubilation becomes clear in its first moments. Euphoric, chaotic moments can be found in the piece as well as warmly embracing lullaby melodies. Soloistic moments emerge from the orchestra, forming small moving groups within the flow of sound, taking us gently and passionate by the hand, leading us through music. This music continues to glide into a soaring virtuosic cadenza in which material from all the preceding moments of bliss, polyphonically linked, culminate in an orgasmic climax. The fountain of youth which music is, is dug anew here.

Link: Concert Video 582 Hz 8va

Location information

Germany, Berlin, 14057, Masurenallee, 8-14

Masurenallee 8-14
14057 Berlin