Marios Joannou Elia: AUTOSYMPHONIC | IX. FINALE
Staging: Horst Hamann
World Premiere Overview | Part Three | Official Video
Commissioned by m:con-mannheim:congress GmbH for the City of Mannheim and the Automobile Summer Baden-Wuerttemberg 2011.
With more than 20,000 spectators and nearly two billion mass media audience, Marios Joannou Elia's "autosymphonic" was composed for the Grand Finale of the 125th birthday celebrations of the automobile. It has been called "The Event of the Century" by the German media.
The centre of the city, the Friedrichsplatz square, had been transformed into a concert arena with an area of 65,000 square meters, surrounded by a 360-degree sound system. 265 musicians, 100 technicians and 80 cars took part in the premiere of the work. The television broadcasts reached 55 million viewers in over 40 nations.
SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra | SWR Vocal Ensemble Stuttgart | Pop Academy Baden-Württemberg | 120 adolescents from the City of Mannheim.
Conductor: Johannes Harneit | Conductor Vocal Ensemble: Klaas Stok.
Electronic sound production: Nick Elia | Spatial sound reinforcement system: Pool Group Frankfurt | Schoko Pro Wiesbaden | Projektwerk Darmstadt.
Multimedia visualisation: Tarm Bochum | Looplight Marburg | Showfootage Marburg | Medienallianz Ludwigshafen | Gerdon Lights and Scenic Design.
Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, Stadtmarketing Mannheim, Stadt Mannheim, Land Baden-Württemberg, m:con-mannheim:congress GmbH
DVD Release: Hamann Film & Photo Productions and m:con mannheim:congress GmbH 2011. The DVD can be purchased online at www.mcon-mannheim.de | Photography: m:con / Horst Hamann / Elmar Witt.
With the kind support of SWR, m:con Congress Center Rosengarten Mannheim, Hamann Film & Photo Productions, S.P.O.T. Tonstudio Bad Homburg, Con Moto GmbH and HD Post Production and Editing Shoog Frankfurt a.M.