Can you imagine an orchestra playing while a baby is born? Production company CZAR, Berlin, and director Kai Schonrath have collaborated with German classical music composer, Sven Helbig to create “Pocket Symphonies: Rebirth”.
The short film promotes Helbig’s work “Pocket Symphonies” which features 12 pieces of orchestra and piano quartet.
The minute long video features a woman giving birth to the sound of an orchestra – the members of which run into the medical theatre to induce birth with dramatic piano and strings. It ends with the words “Hear the Unheard”.
A special mention should go out to Nina Düffort for C.I.S.E.L + Tinsley, California who was in charge of the impressive make-up that covers the woman in labour in musical score.
Video: Sven Helbig "Pocket Symphonies" by CZAR, Berlin
The film is quite tame considering his previous work staging elaborate multimedia events like the High-Rise Symphony, in which an orchestra played from the balconies on an old East German apartment building in Dresden in 2006 to celebrate the city’s 800th anniversary – all accompanied by a dramatic light projection.
Helbig has collaborated with Rammstein, Pet Shop Boys and Snoop Dogg. Last year, he spoke at TEDxBerlin on “The New Crossover: Pioneering Classical Music”.
Video: TEDxBerlin 2012 “The New Crossover: Pioneering Classical Music” by Sven Helbig