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Berghain reopens doors for ‘Eleven Songs’ immersive experience

Only 50 people are let in at a time to comply with physical distancing safety.

While the coronavirus pandemic has most clubs around the globe on lockdown, Berlin’s techno temple Berghain has decided to make the most out of the social distancing regulations in place to lure visitors with a brand new sound exhibition. Conceived by Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl, ‘Eleven Songs — Halle am Berghain’ will run until August 2nd.

Now, visitors to the former power plant known as Kessel Hall are enveloped by a surreal soundscape of rhythmic throbbing, drowned-out city noises, and even helicopter blades and alarms, where the sound interacts with the architecture to create different listening experiences. 

‘You listen, you experience, you can close your eyes or leave them open and follow the sound across the room’, says Carsten Seiffarth, co-curator of the Singuhr projects, a platform devoted to organizing sound art installations.

According to fellow curator Markus Steffens, the pair were invited to come up with an acoustic experience ‘for and with the space’. ‘The room itself is a kind of instrument to them’, he concludes.

You can learn more about the installation here.

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