rooftop concerts

by Sara · 25.07.2010 · Events · 4 comments

I think I’m start­ing to like the idea of chilling on rooftops instead of parks or bars. Cer­tainly ain’t the only one feel­ing it though: tape​.tv recently decided they’d record their after­noon ses­sions not within the secure realms of their stu­dios but on top of the city and invited the hea­thens of the inter­net to take part as an audience.

Ger­man artists Fotos, Mad­sen and Gis­bert zu Knyphausen accom­pan­ied the few people on the rooftop with their mag­ni­fi­cent unplugged shows, and all I can think about is listen­ing to that one song and look­ing at the cloudy sky with the shape of the Fernse­hturm in the back and think­ing exactly noth­ing. I felt free there for a second, what with the city to my feet and my friends to my side and those won­der­ful sounds in my ear. Nobody was allowed to talk for the time record­ing. Even though we were only about 30 people up there, it seemed as if the whole world was quiet for a moment. The sky, the birds, the taste of rain in the wind, the lone smiles in all of their faces… a second full of bliss and pos­it­ive ignorance…

This frac­tion of time passed as quickly as it came. We went back to chat­ting and tak­ing pic­tures of the view, shortly before we had to run for cover from the rain. Now, I’m still wait­ing for the videos to appear online. For the time being, here are the pic­tures (and you can find more over at Pauls). Thanks to Tape​.TV for the won­der­ful evening.


many thanks to Liz, Herm & Nico for being model portraits.

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3 comments
  1. Will grab my pho­tos tomor­row after­noon. Can’t wait for it, my first “real” films :-)

    Also, how fuckin’ fat am I!? Will print out no. 14 and put it over my bed to remind me every day to get up and do some sport…

  2. Num­ber 14? Fat? What? WHAT IS THIS GIBBERISH YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! :D

    Also, am super excited to see your pic­tures! I am thor­oughly fas­cin­ated with the tech­niques of the Has­sel, I even read about it on Wiki after­wards and it’s a fuck­ing neat thing you have there.

  3. thanks for the nice art­icle and the awe­some pic­tures. the entire tape​.tv team really loves them, as they describe the atmo­sphere of the day right to the point :)
    was so nice hav­ing you guys on our rooftop! we’re glad you had a good day!

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