Fast, spabby and a bit sexy

Fast, spabby and a bit sexy

"The music is partly chosen by the kids, because they are a different generation", laughs the ballet master of the music school. "And when i listen to the music, i can already see the movements you can do," says wilfried hamm.
Evgenij kalinov has stopped dancing in st. He learned clip dancing in st. Petersburg and got his diploma there. He has performed on the world's stages with the world-famous mariinsky ballet and has also made a name for himself with the leipzig ballet. For more than 20 years he has been passing on his knowledge at the music school. "Clipdancing is specially designed for girls from eight to 15 years of age. Anyone can come", he says. Thursdays from 18.30 o'clock is sniffing allowed.

"I find it quite gratifying that modern forms of dance are offered in addition to classical ballet training.", is pleased oberburgermeister henry schramm about the many still unknown branch of the music school. Head coach harald streit is also enthusiastic about the power the girls are displaying. Streit stresses that it is important to also offer modern things in the music school.

Eight clipdance girls are currently working hard in the ballet hall. You get the impression that there is an inveterate gang of girls at work here. The dancers go all out and have a lot of fun with it. "We sometimes meet outside", betrayal nathalie martin (14). She also got lea lorz (15), who attends secondary school with her, excited about clipdancing. "I wasn't in ballet before, but that's not a problem at all", lea encourages all those who want to start.

25 Years of mp3 – the music revolution from germany

25 years of mp3 - the music revolution from germany

1000 songs in your pocket."At the premiere of the first ipod in october 2001, apple boss steve jobs summed up the revolutionary concept of the music file format MP3.

The MP3 data reduction process made it possible to fit 1000 pieces of music on a small hard disk. MP3 was not invented in california – but to a large extent in the french town of erlangen. 25 years ago – on 14. July 1995 – researchers at the fraunhofer institute for integrated circuits agreed on the file name extension ".Mp3" for the file standard they had developed.

The origins of the MP3 project date back to 1982. At the time, the aim was to make music files small enough to be transmitted in decent quality over a digital telephone line (ISDN). The student karlheinz brandenburg made the seemingly impossible task the subject of his doctoral thesis at the chair of technical electronics in erlangen.

Open wifi threatened: internet cafes plagued by warnings

Open wifi threatened: internet cafes plagued by warnings

It goes without saying that the menu includes free internet access as well as cakes and pastries. Until recently, if you wanted to go online, you had to stay in the st. Oberholz only has to type in a well-known password. It is no longer that simple.

"Now you have to undergo an annoying registration procedure," argues ansgar oberholz. Until now, the cafe owner had set up a router himself, through which his guests could surf the net without restriction, but now he has handed over the task to a provider. Because in the past few months, several warning letters from law firms have fluttered in because guests in his house have violated copyrights.

Like many other cafe and restaurant owners and hoteliers, oberholz is afraid of high fines and penalties. He doesn’t know who is illegally downloading music in a cafe, sharing protected films or unlawfully passing on games. "As an innkeeper, he is not allowed to check what his guests are doing via his WLAN because of the secrecy of telecommunications," says thomas stadler, a specialist in IT law, who has cases like oberholz’s on his table all the time. He speaks of a real "warning industry".

With frock coat and top hat to the arrest

With frock coat and top hat to the arrest

Once there, the ebenhausers look for the 38 painted on the floor so that they can line up for the train. "Our predecessors – a brass band – pass us by. We line up and join the train with our assigned shield carrier.", remembers christina muhleck, 2. Youth dance director.

Actually nothing for the summer
Luckily volkach offers with its narrow streets and high houses provide enough shade so that the people of ebenhausen do not have to sweat too much despite the sunny weather. The men wear finally over their long-sleeved shirt with bow and vest also the almost knee-length black frock coat and the top hat, and also the women are with their long, black pliseerocken and in the long-sleeved, narrow korres, still in addition with the cloth over and partly hoods on their heads, not exactly dressed in a way that could be called summery.

Extra burial
But the many spectators admire and praise the beautiful festive costumes and enjoy the lively comments of bernd, who is accompanied by two women ("you have two women or what??" "Yes village i don't take my mother in law with me?"). The trachtler from the oerlenbacher part of the village is also pleased about the two times burial of the festival management, which stands with microphone at the roadside in the old village and gives information about the passing groups: "we buried the traditional costume and costume dance group from ebenhausen, which presents us the festival costume, as it was worn around 1900. She celebrates her 25th anniversary in october."

Robert Bachinger helps the stars achieve the perfect sound

Robert bachinger helps the stars achieve the perfect sound

It was just 31 years ago when untertrubach was an important address for international pop music. Chris rea was there, ELO, soft cell, visage, yello or DAF. Nena traveled to untertrubach and also trio. All of them were drawn to the "hartmann digital" recording studio in 1982, to record their new records there.
In most cases, the people in untertrubach probably didn't even notice who was singing into their microphones. The stars had been assured by the owners of the recording studio that strict secrecy would prevail. In each case, however, the secrecy could not be maintained. "Once we had to get bodyguards to take away the fans who were hiding in the bushes", robert "bobby" remembers bachinger. Since 1999 he has been running the recording studio alone. Some of the rooms that once served as the stars' lounges have since been converted by bachinger and his wife marianna into a cafe and concert hall.

The art of mixing
Three cooks were employed here when the musicians played and sang for up to ten hours a day for several weeks.
Because the bands didn't just play their songs down. Instead, bachinger recorded each instrument individually. Not just once, but for as long as it took for the recordings to sound the way bachinger and the musicians had imagined them. "Overdubbing" this process is known as.

Recording was done in a multitrack process. Mixing was done at the mixing desk. The resulting stereo mix was subsequently mastered. That means, the sound was spiced up. "But that was always done in a different recording studio," explains bachinger, explains bachinger.
The fact that so many stars came to untertrubach in the 80s had two reasons: on the one hand, "hartmann digital" was a great success the first and for a long time the most modern digital studio in germany. On the other hand, the people from untertrubach also have orders from the "abbey road studio" again and again from london.
The same studios where the beatles once recorded their album. In this studio, there are also traces of how "hartmann digital" from london came to be started.

Alphorn blowers inspire in bad Kissingen

alphorn blowers inspire in bad kissingen

On saturday afternoon the whole city center was filled with music. Sonorous sounds echoed far and wide over the market square, and coming from all the streets several hundred passers-by had quickly gathered to listen to a square concert with alphorn blowers in front of the old town hall.

Another premiere and a much-appreciated highlight in the framework of the 60+ orchestra meeting. The alphorn ensemble "die badischen from the kraichgau and the alphorn blowers group schonbuchrand from tubingen, strengthened by some free blowers, enchanted the fubganger zone with rarely heard warm tones. A short joint rehearsal had been enough for the seniors to thrill the audience with lively, polyphonic tunes in a wonderful sound.

Bruno seitz from metzingen, music director of the baden wurttemberg brass band association and himself an enthusiastic alphorn blower, took the opportunity to conduct the ad hoc music corps with their magnificent seven-meter-long alphorns. There was so much applause from the audience that the senior musicians had to take a deep breath for an encore.