The ruins of the Aegidienkirche will provide the backdrop for a very special experience during the Überschlag Festival. Raphael Sbrzesny (Professor for Creation and Interpretation with a focus on sound in Bremen) will delight the nocturnal church in a special performance. History, architecture, sculptures and sounds will merge to create a unique atmosphere.
Built in the 14th century, the Aegidienkirche was largely destroyed in the Second World War and never rebuilt. Its ruins have been a memorial since 1954, a church of remembrance of the Second World War and a church for peace.
The Aegidienkirche has a special relationship with Hiroshima: Hanover’s Japanese twin city presented a peace bell in 1985. An identical twin hangs in Hiroshima. There, as on the ground floor of the ruined tower, the bells are struck simultaneously every year on 6 August in commemoration of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and the victims of war and violence.
Raphael Sbrzesny studied New Music, Classical Percussion and Chamber Music in Stuttgart and Paris, Experimental Music Theatre and Composition in Bern and Visual Arts and Theory in Stuttgart and Munich.
Since the winter semester 2018/2019, he has been Professor of Creation and Interpretation with a focus on sound, performance and concept at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, where he is a member of both the Department of Art/ Design and the Department of Music.
He occupies a professorship at the interface of art, design and music that is unique in Germany.
In his performances, he develops sculptures that can be worn on the body as instruments and makes reference to history, politics and philosophy.
Raphael Sbrzesny Performance and percussion
Mattia Bonafini Sound
Sascha Zauner Light
Aegidienkirchhof 1, 30159 Hannover