Battle of Copenhagen / Bass2012

… und noch ein Kontrabass-Massenspektakel: Andreas Benetzen organisiert anlässlich der Bass2012, dem europäischen Kontrabass-Kongress, der im August in Kopenhagen stattfinden wird, ein Konzert mit 100-150 Bassisten. Außerdem werden Licht- und Pyro-Installationen und alte Segelschiffe Teil der Aufführung sein, denn das Konzert ist inspiriert von einer historischen Seeschlacht, die 1801 in Kopenhagener Hafen stattfand.

Be part of the biggest double bass orchestra concert ever!

My name is Andreas Bennetzen and I am a classically trained double bass player, contemporary composer and former chairman of the Danish Bass Society.

My partners in the art-group Live Art Installations and I, would like to invite YOU, to take part in a very special theatrical double bass concert. The concert takes place during the international BASS 2012 convention in Copenhagen.

On August 17th we are staging a spectacular outdoor concert. We call it the ‘Battle of Copenhagen’, but instead of firing canons, we will be shooting explosive double bass music from a gigantic double bass orchestra, with spectacular light and fire installations accompanied by historic war ships.

The concert features 150-200 double bassist playing live. A breathtaking choreography of historic sailing ships, floating dancers and light and fire installations on the water.
The event takes place in the beautiful old parts of Copenhagen Harbor, close to the Little Mermaid, and is inspired by the old sea battle of 1801.

The concert is supported by The Danish Art Council and the team behind is dedicated to making this a both unique and pleasant experience for you.
We would consider it an honor if you took part in this event, and helped us in making the 17th of August an evening not soon to be forgotten.

A film of the concert will be made. Free to share on You-Tube with friends and colleagues.

All you have to do is
1. Be available and in Copenhagen the 17th August 2012.
2. Take part in one or two rehearsals in the days before the event. Rehearsals will take place in the Opera.

To join the bass orchestra or more information about the ‘Battle of Copenhagen’ event, please contact Andreas Bennetzen,

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