Backstage

Top-class artists for an exceptional event

Photographer Horst Hamann and composer Marios Joannou Elia are responsible for the artistic management of the event. Hamann, himself a native of Mannheim, achieved his international breakthrough with vertical photographs of Paris and New York. Marios Joannou Elia of Cyprus is a young and highly sought-after composer whose works have already been awarded numerous international prizes.

The SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, SWR Vocal Ensemble Stuttgart and the sought-after pop band “Söhne Mannheims” with popular artist Xavier Naidoo are also taking part. The automobile sounds will be generated by 120 young people from Mannheim. They will spend a year preparing for their performance under the tutelage of drumming teachers at the University of Popular Music and Music Business.