A new surreal sound installation is your ticket into Berlin's Berghain

Getting into Berghain is an achievement.

Notorious for its high turnaway count, the techno hotspot is known for attracting the crowds but is incredibly selective of who actually gets inside.

However, it seems there’s an alternative way into the most popular club in Berlin.

A new sound installation that’s open until Sunday could be your ticket in.

The new exhibition – titled Eleven songs – Hall at Berghain – is running at venue’s iconic Kessel Hall, combining city noises, murmuring and helicopter blades.

It’s been brought to life by artists Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl (also known as Tamtam) who have taken advantage of the acoustics of large industrial venue, by using the space itself as an instrument.

This installation is the first time the world-famous club has been open since March. But, in order to stick to social distancing guidelines, only 50 people are allowed inside at a time. 

Thankfully, there’s no dress code and the venue’s renowned bouncer Sven Marquardt will not be on the doors – making it much easier to enter.

Carsten Seiffarth, curator and director of the sound art gallery Singuhr (which the exhibition is in partnership with), said: ‘You listen, you experience, you can close your eyes or leave them open and follow the sound across the room.

‘It’s also about having an experience with this room and feeling emotions that go beyond just listening.’

After their visit to the installation, Agence France-Presse described the experience as ‘rhythmic throbbing, soft city noises, murmurings and even the whirling of helicopter blades’.

Most clubs in Berlin have been closed since early March, as the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe.

But it seems it’s not good news for the events industry, as the German government recently announced that large-scale events and festivals would remain banned until at least October.

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