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New documentary in production: “Of Vineyards and Shoeboxes” (WT)

Several major concert halls have opened their doors over the past few months, thereby making the public aware of an almost unknown guild: that of the acoustician. Without their precise calculations, architects would be lost, and prestigious buildings such as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg or the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles would be doomed to sink into oblivion.

For the documentary “Of Vineyards and Shoeboxes” (WT), director Günter Atteln and his team just accompanied the acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota to Moscow, visiting the construction of the new philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park together with Valery Gergiev. Situated in the heart of Moscow next to the Red Square, the hall will accommodate 1.500 spectators. The shooting will continue until autumn.



Rudolstadtfestival 2017 on Arte: Amy Macdonald | Toots & The Maytals

Amy Macdonald: Sunday, August 12th, 11:45 p.m., Arte

Gold and platinum for millions of CDs sold as well as sold-out concert halls do not alter Amy Macdonald’s fundamental attitude: “I just want people to be happy when they hear my songs.” She was more than successful at doing that at the opening of the Rudolstadt Festival 2017 – 18,000 spectators were completely bowled over.

Amy Macdonald at Rudolstadtfestival 2017, Photo credit: Doris Joosten


Toots & The Maytals: Sunday, August 19th, 11:50 p.m., Arte

The Jamaican vocal trio Toots & The Maytals has beein in the reggae business for over 40 years, holding the record with 31 No. 1 singles in Jamaica. Frederick “Toots” Hibbert is a living legend. It was he who invented the term “Reggae”. “Toots & The Maytals” gave a concert at last year’s Rudolstadtfestival which will be broadcast on Arte. The Rudostadtfestival is the world’s biggest roots, folk, and world music festival.

Toots & The Maytals at Rudolstadtfestival 2017, Photo credit: Silvia Hauptmann