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Friday, April 29 2022 - 19:45
Hamburg Celebrates its Landmark: Thousands of Spectators at "Breaking Waves" light-installation at the Elbphilharmonie
HAMBURG, Germany, April 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Thousands of people gathered on Thursday night to experience the "Breaking 
Waves" light installation in Hamburg's port. Created by Dutch artist-duo DRIFT, 
the artwork comprises hundreds of illuminated drones that dance around the 
night sky of the iconic concert-hall. The event took place just after the 
opening-concert of the Hamburg International-Music-Festival. The spectacular 
light-installation was presented on the occasion of the 5-year anniversary of 
the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg's new landmark, and will be on show three more 
times until 1 May (

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Especially for the Elbphilharmonie, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of DRIFT 
have created a work of art that enhances the building's unique architecture in 
fascinating ways. With their choreographed swarm of drones outside the 
building, DRIFT explores the movement of the water that surrounds the 
concert-hall, and connects that to the sound waves inside the venue. Originally 
planned to take place in January to mark the Elbphilharmonie's 5th anniversary, 
the artwork draws inspiration from the second movement of the Piano Concerto by 
Thomas Adès, the centrepiece of the anniversary-concert on 11 January.

In the short time of its existence, the Elbphilharmonie has completely exceeded 
all expectations, with a programme of events that stands out internationally 
for both its quality and diversity. What is more, the Elbphilharmonie has 
received more public attention worldwide than any other modern cultural 
building in recent years, with an amazing 3.5 million concert guests enjoying 
some 3,000 inspiring concerts at the concert-hall since its opening. Over the 
past years, more than 15 million people have enjoyed the 360-degree panoramic 
view from the Plaza, the public viewing platform. With these extraordinary 
figures, Hamburg`s new landmark even outperforms German top tourist 
destinations such as Neuschwanstein Castle (

Hamburg Tourist Board
Guido Neumann
Phone number: +49(0)40-30051580

SOURCE: Hamburg Marketing GmbH