In interviews I am often asked what inspires me – which composers, events, places. Then I have to confess that external events are rarely the cause of a blossoming imagination. If I were dependent on that, I would have to change profession. There is far more fertile ground for imagination and fantasy, far below the trepidations of life, deep down at the roots of the soul, the source of all inspiration.
When I was a child my parents had no trouble getting me... 22 // November // 2013
Works by Michael Gordon, John Adams, Sven Helbig and G. F. Händel
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
Soloist: Chad Hoopes (Violine)
MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Show: 7.30 pm
Venue: Steintor Varieté/Halle
POCKET SYMPHONIES ELECTRONICA
Sven Helbig - controllers, mallets
Yellow Lounge DJ Set with Sven
Carlos Ruta, president of the National University San Martin UNSAM in Buenos Aires, awarded Sven with the title "Maestro Honorario de la Universidad Nacional de San Martin".
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A stunning production accompanied the sold out POCKET SYMPHONIES concert in Buenos Aires. The first Yellow Lounge in Latin America took place at the "Center for Experimental Arts" of the University San Martin (UNSAM).
The film director Lara Arellano, working for Pank Films, created some mesmerizing video installations.
Sven´s solo performance with POCKET SYMPHONIES ELECTRONICA had its premiere this week in Paris as a part of the Yellow Lounge concerts at Le Batofar.
It features the Pocket Symphonies, live remixed and extended with vibraphone lines, subtle electronics and beats.
The winner of the GENERO.TV contest for the official FROST video is Claudia Starkey. Congratulation!
Sven will team up with the Fauré Quartett for a special live performance of the Pocket Symphonies. Together with the award winning Quartett he will play special versions of the Pocket Symphonies with him on vibraphone, drums and electronics.