Fast Forward’s TROMMELFEUER at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, April 1989.
Performers : Fast Forward, David Moss, David Behrman, James Lo, Yuval Gabay, Koosil-ja, Werner Durand, Zjamal Xanitha + 2 presslufthammer employees. This is an 8 minute edit of the 70 minute concert.
New York artist Fast Forward’s TROMMELFEUER in Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, April 1989. 10 person ensemble with performers from USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Australia and Germany. 6:30 edit from 70 minute concert.
Performers : Fast Forward, David Moss, David Behrman, James Lo, Yuval Gabay, Koosil-ja, Werner Durand, Zjamal Xanitha + 2 presslufthammer employees.
Instruments include: steel pan, tom-toms, roto-toms, mangled drum-kit, shock absorber springs, glass bottles, drainpipes, bed springs, 55 gallon stainless steel oil drums, presslufthammers, computer and voices.
Performed in Berlin when the Berlin Wall was still in place, Hamburger Bahnhof was built to Friedrich Neuhaus’ plans in 1846/47 as the starting point of the Berlin–Hamburg Railway. It is the only surviving terminus building in Berlin from the late neoclassical period and counts as one of the oldest station buildings in Germany. Shortly after this concert,a competition for the renovation of the station was announced by the German Senate in 1989, and was won by architect Josef Paul Kleihues.
Between 1990 and 1996, Kleihues refurbished the building, and in November 1996, the museum was opened with an exhibition of works by Sigmar Polke. The Museum für Gegenwart exhibits modern and contemporary art. As part of the Marx collection, works by artists such as Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol are on permanent display. An emphasis of the Nationalgalerie collection is art on video and film. A collection of 1970s video art, made as a gift by Mike Steiner, as well as the Joseph Beuys-Medienarchiv form its basis.