Raphael Sbrzesny

10:30 pm
Aegidienkirche, Hannover

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