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A SONG OF SALT AND WATER – staged family concert

14.July 2023 | 11:30

We find ourselves underwater: with composers Kristine Tjøgersen and Mads Emil Dreyer we dive into the sound of singing schools of fish and marvel at the colorful play of the cuttlefish. But as beautiful as this underwater world is, it is also threatened: coral bleaching, plastic waste, overfishing, extinction of species, hearing-impaired porpoises….

Tim Gordon, a researcher of coral reefs, reports from the Great Barrier Reef, a coral reef off the coast of Australia: „Once there was color and life everywhere in this incredible landscape, but now it resembles a graveyard. Not only has it become much quieter here, but also the quality of the sounds has changed. The acoustic complexity is gone, there‘s much less going on today – you can literally hear a dying riff.“ Changes caused by humans, threatened ecosystems and complex nutritional systems that are out of balance… And yet the music manages to avoid an apocalyptic mood or hopelessness despite these serious themes. Rather, her fine music sensitizes us to the beauty of the underwater world and touches us so strongly precisely because we become aware of what is in danger of being lost.


With works by
Kristine Tjøgersen and Mads Emil Dreyer


Further dates:

Sunday / 16.07.23, 11 a.m.
Sunday / 16.07.23, 4 p.m.

17-19.07.23 Performance for school classes from Freiburg and the surrounding area



Miriam Götz, Director
Christine Löbbert, inclusion counselling


Suitable for children from the age of 6, with and without visual or hearing impairments.

Supported within the framework of “Kunst trotz Abstand” of the MWK Baden-Württemberg.


14.July 2023
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Ensemblehaus Freiburg
Schützenallee 72
Freiburg i.Br., 79102 Deutschland
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