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Release of Meernacht video

You can watch and listen now to Meernacht from the album I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain. We released the music video with the hypnotic visuals by Mani M. Sigfusson exclusively on the beautifully selected YouTube channel 'jybh012-When all the warmth leaves us'. Also take a look at the other pieces from their selection.
You may also find Bell Sound Falling Like Snow from Pocket Symphonies
in its original orchestra version.
Meernacht
jybh012 – channel

Happy birthday Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

We are fascinated by the architectural masterpiece and very excited do be able to perform I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain here on March 25th.
We can`t wait to explore the unique sound quality of Gemany´s new cultural landmark.
Unfortunately, the show is already sold out.
Explore the new Elbphilharmonie

I Eat The Sun And Drink The Rain – Tourstart

We are happy to see, that I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain had a very good start after the release. We played some enthusiastically received shows in Hamburg, Berlin, Weimar, Gdansk and Vilnius so far.
Next year will see many shows in different countries. Hope to see you somewhere.
The first album and live reviews are coming in as well:
Drowned in Sound
Ambient Blog
Planet Hugill
Freihe Presse
Amusio

I EAT THE SUN AND DRINK THE RAIN – RELEASE

Today, my new album I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain is ready to find you. It has been a long way since Pocket Symphonies and I am happy to offer you my next step today, which includes choir music, electronics and even my own lyrics.
Thank you very much to the wonderful Vocalconsort Berlin and Kristjan Järvi and to anybody involved in this. Special thanks to the crew at my label Neue Meister.

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Release Abendglühen video

ABENDGLÜHEN is the first song of Sven's upcoming album I EAT THE SUN AND DRINK THE RAIN. Visual artist Sebastian Linda created a beautiful clip for it.
The 3 times-web-video-price winner works with Sven for the second time.
The album will be out September 9th on the new Berlin based label NEUE MEISTER and features Vocalconsort Berlin, conducted by Kristjan Järvi.
Video: bit.ly/2bJwzzC
Preorder the album: bit.ly/IEtSaDtR
www.sebastian-linda.de/
www.neue-meister-music.com/de/

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RISE EP released on NEUE MEISTER

Today, NEUE MEISTER released a very special EP of Sven's track RISE. As a reference to the time, when Sven was “raised”, he did an old school Deep House Mix, as well as some other mixes of this original orchestral track. The beautiful cover shot has been done by German actor Alexander Scheerhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexander-Scheer/210058992532904 showing fashion designer Esther Perbandt.

Have a listen: btprt.dj/2a7cJ1e

Release of Pocket Symphonies Electronica

Today sees the release of POCKET SYMPHONIES ELECTRONICA.
In his electronica concerts, Sven played his orchestra compositions on the piano or vibraphone, some got radically edited in electronical deconstruction, some got pulses and beats. Now, the Berlin based NEUE MEISTER label is putting those reincarnations out on vinyl and digital.

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I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain

Overwhelming resonance for the premiere of I EAT THE SUN AND DRINK THE RAIN on May 7th.
The sold out RADIALSYSTEM V in Berlin has been the perfect stage for Sven's new work for Choir and Electronics.
Thank you to: Kristjan Järvi, Vocalconsort Berlin, Esther Perbandt, Máni M. Sigfusson and the sound- and light team of RADIALSYSTEM V.

Photo by Claudia Weingart

Signed with Neue Meister Label

Sven signed with new Berlin based label NEUE MEISTER for two upcoming albums and one remix-EP.
In June he will release his long anticipated POCKET SYMPHONIES ELECTRONICA.
It will be available on vinyl and digital.
September sees the release of his new work for choir and electronics
I EAT THE SUN AND DRINK THE RAIN, for the first time showing Sven´s lyrical work as well.
The ten pieces are performed by VOCALCONSORT BERLIN, conducted by Kristjan Järvi.

www.neue-meister-music.com

Premier Performance

Sven will premier his new work for choir and electronics I EAT THE SUN AND DRINK THE RAIN on May 7h at RADIALSYSTEM V in Berlin. Conducted by Kristjan Järvi, the VOCALCONSORT BERLIN will perform the ten new compositions with Sven´s lyrics.
The Icelandic artist Máni Sigfússon will invent the visuals for this new production.
All dresses are created by fashion designer Esther Perbandt.
A poetic journey alongside the eternal search for meaning.
From the archaic KYRIE ELEISON, to Leopardi's L'INFINITO,
to modern reflections on the human soul as a beautiful but small part of nature.
Trailer:
https://youtu.be/QDV1t3NnIqI Radialsystem, Tickets, Infos:
DE:
http://bit.ly/1NjOm9F EN: http://bit.ly/23nYTgH

Faust II in Weimar

In the 3rd year of his residency at the German National Theater in Weimar, Sven is composing the soundtrack for Goethe`s most enigmatic theater play Faust II. The stage music will be a mix of different, selfbuild mechanic devices and analog synthesizer elements. The premier performance will be on February 27th.

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Solanum for Esther Perbandt

Sven is again composing for fashion designer Esther Perbandt.
Her new collection will be shown at Radialsystem V in Berlin on January 19.
For the show, Esther is working with dancers of the fantastic Sasha Waltz Company.

Temporare Potsdam

The Potsdam based dance company OXYMORON started to collaborate with Sven on two new projects.
The first work will combine choreographer Anja Kozik's extraordinary dance and Sven's live electronics.
In the second project in September 2016 the Kammerakademie Potsdam will play Sven's 12 POCKET SYMPHONIES, while they get 12 different choreographies.

http://bit.ly/1Jwj6F7

Esther Perbandt Show

Sven is teaming up with Berlin based independent fashion designer Esther Perbandt to create a new show for Berlin Fashion Week. He composed the piece TEARS FOR THE IMPATIENT for Soprano (Nadja Michael), Countertenor (Felix Räuber), Esther Perbandt herself and Electronics, which also includes lyrics written by Sven.

Brandenburger Gate, Pariser Platz
July 8th, 9.30 pm
www.estherperbandt.com
 
www.nadja-michael.com
  
www.fashion-week-berlin.com

Photo by Claudia Weingart

Artist in Residence

The National University in Buenos Aires welcomes Sven Helbig to work for one week with Argentinian musicians at the "Instituto de Artes Mauricio Kagel."
Exclusively for this masterclass Sven composed a piece for string quartet and electronics. This piece will be rehearsed throughout the week, intensively analyzing both analogue and digital elements. The art institute Mauricio Kagel focuses on the combination of classical and electronical instruments. At the end of the masterclass, Sven will play a concert with the string quartet at "Club Fernandez Fierro" in Buenos Aires on March 6th.

Wallenstein Trilogy

Today is the premier performance of the Wallenstein-Trilogy by Friedrich Schiller at Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar. Being Composer in Residence in Weimar for 3 years, Sven composed the music for this epic theater play, combining harsh noise, power electronics and orchestra instruments.
Wallenstein is played by Dominique Horwitz.

More information: http://bit.ly/1uRgauH

Autumn Song / Electronica

Sven just finished the Electronica-remix of AUTUMN SONG from his POCKET SYMPHONIES.
Here you can listen to this new version:

SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/1I8I4tc
YouTube: http://bit.ly/1vVOpTE

Composer in Residence @ University of Leipzig

Sven will be 'Composer in Residence' and guest lecturer at the University of Leipzig´s Institute of Musicology in 2014/15.
Students are going to do research on the composer and musician Sven Helbig.
Lectures are open to public.
The first one will be on Tuesday, October 4th at Institute of Musicology
University of Leipzig
Neumarkt 9–19, Entrance E