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Internationales Sommerfestival 2017
& Elbphilharmonie Sommer:

Tindersticks: »Minute Bodies - The Intimate World Of F. Percy Smith«


Summer Festival goes Elbphilharmonie, inviting the Tindersticks for a live scoring of an early experimental film about the secrets of nature.

Tindersticks, one of the major experimental pop ensembles of our time, presents a double programme at and in co-operation with the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Founded in Nottingham in 1991 and famous for a series of dark, majestic albums, their sound is characterised by the sombre baritone of singer Stuart Staples over the sophisticated accompaniment of the band ranging from Rhodes piano, brass and wind instruments to Glockenspiel. Tindersticks' lyrics have always been close to literature, projects have involved film, for example with French director Claire Denis. Their newest project is the live film score “Minute Bodies - The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith“, a homage to pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith (1880-1945). Smith developed various micro-cinematic techniques to capture nature’s secrets in action in the early 20th century. An interpretative 55min edit, directed by Stuart A. Staples, combines Smith’s original footage with a new contemporary score by Tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott to create a hypnotic, immersive concert experience. The second part of the evening will be a set of Tindersticks’ songs that suits the extended line-up of the band. 

This concert is one of three collaborations with ElbphilharmonieKonzerte. Further tickets have been available in July through Kampnagel directly. The exact sale dates were announced in Kampnagel’s newsletter (subscription HERE).

More concerts at Kampnagel's ongoing season's program HERE. 


  • With: Tindersticks
  • Drums & Percussion: Thomas Belhom
  • Piano & Keyboards: David Boulter
  • Electric Guitar: Neil Fraser
  • Drums & Vibraphone: Earl Harvin
  • Double Bass & Piano: Dan Mckinna
  • Cello & Saxophone: Andrew Nice
  • Electric Guitar, Omnichord & Singing: Stuart A. Staples

A production by the International Summer Festival Kampnagel. In cooperation with Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

The music program is presented by SPEX - Magazin für Popkultur, ByteFM and Hanseplatte.

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