Walls Will Fall. The 49 Trumpets of Jericho

A composition by Mazen Kerbaj
Realized as a side-specific performance at the large water reservoir Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg on May 19th, 2018.

Photos by Cristina Marx

The participating trumpet players are Berliners of various generations from Australia, Austria, Cuba, Denmark, England, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Somalia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey and the United States.

Güley Alagöz, Tom Arthurs, Ulrike Arzet, Nafea Abo Assi, Damir Bacikin, Juri Bell, Johannes Böhmer, Linus Bornheim, Paul Brody, Axel Dörner, Sabine Ercklentz, Ruhi Erdogan, Gabeyre Farah, Steffen Faul, Cornelius Fritsch, Gaetano Gangarossa, Callum G’Froer, Alexander Gibson, Dennis Ginzburg, Nils Lennart Haack, Claudia Habig, Brad Henkel, Didrik Ingvaldsen, Tyge Jessen, Jan Kaiser, Milad Khawam, Carina Khorkhordina, Martin Klingeberg, Anke Lucks, Arvid Maier, Yannick Mäntele, Gisela Meßollen, Fritz Moshammer, Nikolaus Neuser, Frank Noé, Dearbhla Nolan, Daniel Allen Oberto, Kelly O’Donohue, Achim Rothe, Florian Scheffler, Kristine Schlicke, Aaron Schmidt-Wiegand, Leo Schmitt, Paul Schwingenschlögl, Saeid Shafiei, Przemek Swiderek, Mai Takeda, Cornelia Wolf, Armando Carrillo Zanuy

In the Old Testament, the sound of seven trumpeters brought the city wall of Jericho to collapse. In the large water reservoir, the reverberation of up to 18 seconds becomes the accomplice of every musician and performer during the performance – loud and reduced, powerful and in motion reminding us that the walls of the present are doomed to decay.

Walls Will Fall is a music project by Franziska Buhre in collaboration with Mazen Kerbaj and bohemian drips. Funded by Musikfonds.