An archive telling its own origin story

Project description

ensemble resonanz is among the most prolific progressive orchestras around the world. Residents of Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, the ensemble operates at the vanguard of Neue Musik, experimental staging techniques and club culture.

In a time of isolation and retreat, ensemble resonanz expanded its scope of artistic work to immersive digital projects. We were comissioned to build a home for these works, deepening our original concept of a split website. We approached the project as a full rewrite. The new version revolves around a design system that is rigid in its geometric language and freeing in its options for expression.

Basic information and transactional interaction is organized in a half-width grid. Its strict limitations permanently allude to the freedom that is characteristic of the ensemble's work. Users following this thread to resonanz.digital are rewarded with a deep network of media content, interactive performances and insight into the minds of the individuals (and machines) producing Hamburg's most enticing musical program. All told resonanz.digital presents the mental universe of Ensemble Resonanz in an approachable, yet highly idiosyncratic way.

WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz
WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz
WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz
WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz
WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz
WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz
WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz
WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz
WAF GMBH – Website as artistic archive for Ensemble Resonanz

Further projects for Ensemble Resonanz: Dichotomic website

Project info

Client

Ensemble Resonanz gGmbH, Hamburg

Creative

Project directors: Malte Müller, Andreas Lexa
Design team: Andreas Lexa, Malte Müller, Nadine Schwery, Klara Neubauer, Tim Rausch

Engineering

Engineering team: 21st digital GmbH (Steffen Rüther, Andres Stennert)
SysOp: Steffen Rüther

Material

Typeface: Suisse Int'l by Swiss Typefaces
CMS: Wordpress 5.2
Image & media server: Cloudinary

Status

ongoing