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it's. history you know everyone. seems to. be pushing. you to africa starts december twelfth on w. a. i wrote a welcome to another exciting week of your max i'm your host meghan lee we're gearing up for the christmas season here's a look at what's coming up. cool and colorful ice sculptures and video installations on show in the felt city of. old and new young musicians i mean alabama your rock harpsichord. spicy and sweet as for additional christmas markets
and gingerbread treats in the german city of. in the run up to christmas europe is full of winter time events celebrating the season well in the belgian city of brews visitors can now admire dozens of ice sculptures in the shapes of dragons the lions and various fantasy figures while the creatures are also accompanied by light installations some forty artists from seven countries are taking part and we travel to bruges to get a closer look but anyone who visit should bundle up this festival takes place at a minus ten degrees celsius. fantastical creatures made of ice bronson life with video installations. for the last four weeks forty artists hammered chiseled and filed the ice
sculptures in bruges. make a a fatal tough made a huge monster from this ice block and much faster than you may expect if you're a big stop to full body flight for example fired for big. reason all folded it takes much more dark. the artists reworked a total of five hundred tons of ice which had been previously produced over a period of three months in a nearby factory ice sculpting requires a high level of precision and care. for two years of very sharp work be the chainsaw is pretty dangerous so many. really dangerous ideas are useless so all of gaza have to fall on many many face. the further challenge is the temperature the artists have to work in the freezing hall where air temperatures are well below zero most of them are from russia or ukraine where
your father saw the world you don't feel the cold because it's actually is not so bold the weather just minus their heads up a bit but still after two hours in the cold it's time to warm up my sculpting is something these artists mainly do in winter in summer they work with sand. this year a huge video installation has been added to the ice sculpture exhibit for the first time. to video artists created a light show using nine hundred fifty l.e.d. screens. the artist yoda's cutout is from downtown. normally he creates light shows for big d.j.'s at music festivals working with a half transparent backdrop like ice is new for him. the main challenge here is that the screen is very wide. overall. so yeah it is
a very high resolution it's something new and something i never did before putting visuals we had ice at first i was sleeping like. a bit weird because you really see the spirit of the war but now it's really like a nice suburban gives a lot of depth to go to visual. it's a new digital dimension for this festival which an expanded to man has been organizing for sixteen years. for us it's very exciting because as we used called fictional lights and now we have this intelligent system with the let's streams it's a whole new dimension in the world of i was joking and it's the respect doctor. and it's this magical mixture that attracts the visitors those who are willing to brave the cold. air from the subway or pat mcgrath or not we are here. we cannot say it never arrived on our wire guys this is the first time that i can
think that's just fairly easy to. say they did experience ice everyday lives ice we are ice cores. the ice sculpture making if either tough is happy with the results of his hard work or dream or small bit of focus what because we really love what we do here for everybody fifty. feet are tough and the other artists cannot spend too much time unwinding next week they already have to move on to the next ice sculpture festival in germany visitors can still see the show in bruges until the beginning of january. looks pretty amazing ok we turn our attention now to a quick roundup of other culture news making headlines. on sunday composer ludovico i know he was awarded the twenty eighteen truffle of
the year at the eighty eight international white truffle fair in the italian city of. the prize is awarded annually for outstanding services to the region surrounding on about. right now to receive the award for his soundtrack for the film nino's story. it's part of a contemporary art project by brother larry go back to. the music was recorded go to church in. germany rock legend little lyndon that has reopened the rock and pop museum in his hometown of cornell the museum in north rhine-westphalia has undergone a yearlong renovation with its new concepts in museums hopes to attract more visitors there's memorabilia from all areas of rock and pop music a multimedia show and new themed areas devoted to topics including touring live on
stage and punk and rebellion. joyfully promoters opera and r.t.c. was staged as part of the baroque days festival at berlin state opera house simon rattle conductor good lyrical tragedy which featured stage design lighting and costumes by acclaimed icelandic danish artist for leo sun the production was directed in choreographed by a letter columns. a terror alert for britain passions the operate from seventeen thirty three combines elements of greek mythology like jealousy and virtue and in the end love wins out. the woman in our next report is working to revive a long forgotten instrument the harpsichord now it had its heyday during the broke era but that faded with the advent of the piano well now harpsichordist ameena alba
combines music from the seventeenth and twenty first centuries her goal is to break old stereotypes regarding the harpsichord and help give it a new lease on life. playing an instrument that's been obsolete for the last two hundred years automatically makes you old fashioned you know all about a dozen things out. she claims the hopes are called a string keyboard instrument that was widely used in iraq music then in the late eighteenth century the piano took center stage and relegated the harpsichord to the history books today it's generally only used to play only music. that's really ghana in twenty years i'd like to reach
a point where people no longer say that's that's new music that's paul classical romantic but instead just say we make music i just happened to pay the harpsichord but it could just as well be something else and i played music that exists that interests me found more than saying i play music written until seventeen fifty and that's a lot. of the miller club in munich the ensemble continuum is warming up enough founded the group in twenty fifteen perform an eclectic mix of baroque classical and hip hop all on historical instruments. were banned lives is nearly far and now smart enough the world around him you don't see the night it happened this believe it brain our brains life is still something still change nice to fall in love again if you come to my eyes and we look for ten years that make a harpsichord sound different and present it in another way than thinness the word
which always sounds very similar maybe too similar for the eyes out type as it's so in his but when you take a piece of paper and lay it across the harpsichord you get us. sound that's very dry and mutates because it's damp and. then it sounds like you make a tempest tempest like this. in our bar counter fellow musicians are all virtual on their historical instruments but they want to break out of the small early music scene without betraying. the daughter of a church music director started playing the harpsichord when she was five when she
began school she wanted to play the piano but that didn't last long she graduated in early music and was already teaching at the distance college of music for the time she was in her mid twenty's she's traveled the world with half a c. chord. at the camp of continue on sambal experiments with spoken word sounds and music dating from the seventeenth century to the present. using a milk from her on the catone or children's toys as per caution instruments and a piece of paper to play a glissando on the harpsichord strings. but music must fulfill just one criterion it must move the listeners. ideally when you're sitting on stage or alone at home and you start playing time ceases to exist in this much be it
a month. after that moment you have the feeling that you can take everything into your own hands alison who can stop time or speed it up again i love it a she. in spite of the wonderful sounds of manx then anyone composed his music from hans he called the stands and you know the science is shining and she aims to change that she believes historical instruments deserve to have a future. time now to take a trip thanks to a request from formosa in argentina that is where our viewer on hello nino gomez lives and he would like to know more about the spanish capital drib which has really taken off as a top tourist destination over the last couple of years and this is due in part to
relatively low prices for food and accommodation and a large variety of things to do from culture to sightseeing plus an efficient of public transport system allows tourists to cover lots of ground now i recently traveled to meet up with a local resident and blogger my fellow did up pena who offered us some insider tips on how to best explore the city. muggeridge a sprawling metropolis with architecture representing several centuries a drive down the main brownfield boulevard gives visitors an impression of the energetic vibe of the spanish capital. located directly in the center of town the possum by yours madrid's main square it's a popular gathering place filled with cafes public relations manager of my fellow dollar pena was born and raised here in her spare time she writes
a blog giving tourists insider tips. i know if i had a day i would definitely suggests a bit of a good turn one of a visit to one of the three major museum we have in my dreams like the brad though that i'm just a few out of the distance and i would also suggest a shopping because op ed from the big and the well known as pot is brands that everybody knows we also have in this lemon got to stick to really nice shops for spanish brands and the third thing i would suggest the magic out of me is. the macondo just how miguel is located just a few meters away from the class and high you are the structure dates back to nineteen sixteen unlike other spanish markets this is not a place to do ordinary grocery shopping but rather a venue to enjoy and a ray of spanish delicacy.
that doesn't mean it is but a tourist they. go see a lot of people at every hour of the day it was a million market that they have it and we know they did and the good thing is that you have a like all the good choices of spanish just ahead of me especially diego holland. following marcello's second tip we had to the shopping district of salamanca this is madrid's most exclusive some. with small boutiques which offer unique items that are hard to find anywhere else. marcello's blog also outlines where tourists can go if they're in search of authentic spanish to sign. my name is very good to push up in a mass. neighborhood for that and you would find that very excessive with dicks like this one where they said very fashion let their backs with spanish leather of
course. for tourists interested in taking in some culture the prada museum or the to sin born in me says private collection or the renaissance fia must be put on the list of places to go. to render sophia museum opened in one thousand nine hundred ninety two and houses contemporary art including icon of the twentieth century. picasso's guernica depicting the nine hundred thirty seven bombing of the town in the basque country. we have five great collection a set of finished products out a piece. that he'd like me to make one going to use might he have allowed. a collection of that beans without the sticky issues but those are the in suites only think of we. want to show that the school started coming in so what do we get past but it has to do with depression. the best way to round off
a day of sightseeing image or it is by heading back to the city center to the well known streets of kabul this is where numerous topless bars are located the spanish typically etoposide the snack between meals and there are always served with a drink. in the wake of us nowadays is very common many people know that the original the word. because in the olden times when you and your sort of day they would serve it with a clover like this in which would be a bit of a tease are nowadays when you ask for a make and serve you something like these you know we have a little bit of cheese we have turkey so and we have bread sticks. madrid might have a big city feel to it but life here moves at the slow leisurely pace that is also with jurors and enjoy when visiting this city.
most certainly everyone knows his or her zodiac sign but i don't find it at night is nearly impossible for the untrained eye so good thing the first harbor for hans engels offers us a bit of help with his images over the skies above southern germany. gemini the twins in the night sky above upper bavaria scorpio over lake i must say in central europe the constellation is only half visible. this is photographer hunts and goes on olympia barragan munich's olympic park. normally he takes pictures of architecture or the munich philharmonic but stars have always been his passion. he was less interested in star signs until he became an expert in navigating the zodiac. the two hundred sixteen this is to much of system it's like
a clock in the sky and one revolution equals one year if you learn to read it you can say exactly when each zodiac sign will be visible to seen. but often the signs aren't easy to recognize. using digital editing hans angles enhance them by connecting their stars. come up with some signs really look like what they represent leo and gemini for instance you can really see the lion and the twins. other constellations a more abstract like aries it's just a bad line. angle has captured all twelve signs of the zodiac in the sky above of area he snapped capricorn standing atop olympia barragan munich's olympic park using the city below as a source of light. for him with exposure time is just one of the tricks are to photographer a sleeve. of the movie the moon helps the moon needs to be in the right spot and
have the right size off moon or full moon unsellable when you can see just enough light in your landscape while still leaving the sky dark enough so you can see the stars. you took on seeing those three years to take good pictures of all twelve zodiac signs. the resulting photos are now available for purchase and dangles already has ideas for where he'd next like to capture the stars. and finally the first christmas markets are starting to open to the public here in germany and one of the best ones is located in the western german city of auckland with the famous cathedral as its backdrop here you'll find a special kind of junior bread known as print tent while the recipe dates back centuries and its tradition carries on to this day and that is why we have put it
first on our list of goodies for this week's series. auckland's christmas market lies in the heart of the historic old town around the city hall more than half the stalls sell christmas decorations and gifts but there are also plenty of cullen area tractions like hearty savory food and mulled wine and punch also sweet gingerbread pastry and often specialty ochsner print on as they're called here as a giant gingerbread men are the star attraction the roots didn't i was i from up we have to try the spice flavored printer so i know the normal ones for a moment but the ones with spices are really something special sauce with the least dull lights darkness i mulled wine and something tasty to eat a snickers for me the essence of a christmas market. this is what the market looks like during the day in the center
city hall built on the foundations of charlemagne's palace. the cut off square and often cathedral are situated south of city hall the unesco listed building is the city's most famous landmark. the noblest bakery operates one of the one hundred fifty stalls it has been producing aachen gingerbread according to the original recipe since one thousand and fifty eight. nowadays they also come with nuts omens chocolate icing or even in the shape of charlemagne. just about it on this special thing about often a print form is that they have to be made with enough in city limits that has to do with rules which exist in germany linking the product to its geographical origin that means the designation of origin is more tempted to be. at the back of the stand your a shorter is demonstrating how to make. their occupant one filled with mars
a path. the exact recipe is a carefully guarded secret but the brown dough includes flour and baking powder and three different kinds of sugar syrup icing sugar and rock sugar and spices of course and a seed cloves coriander cinnamon and all spice also known as from after each baker has his or her own special mixture next the dough has to be rolled out. in the traditional normal print keep for a long time because they don't include any ingredients that can spoil the eggs cream milk or butter. when. after fourteen minutes in the oven the prints are ready and can be decorated with knots or covered with chocolate what is this called clinton. clinton ok it's nice i think it's got some knots in it i thought it's a chocolate but it's a mix of
a chocolate and something else it's nice we have the simulate a different. story it's like this one and so do i and how the one in the cinema. so we like it that's not my style in like two christmas trees. if the hustle and bustle of the christmas market is too much for you you can visit often cathedral. the feeling that it's how they find it really quaint here this cozy old town and they like the fact that there's no trashy stuff and none of the bustle of a christmas fair. and that's what makes a trip to often during the advent season so popular with visitors they can experience a traditional christmas market and i'm historic city. something
for everyone there and before we go we want to let you weigh in on this week's draw . now in light of the beginning christmas season we are highlighting traditions and one we'd like to honor is the song silent night now it's been translated into around three hundred languages and dialects and we would like to hear your version just go to our website to see how to take part and by doing so you can qualify to win a cd and original wooden christmas pyramid and with that we're out of time from me and the rest of the current euro max as always thanks for tuning in and we will see you again tomorrow. next time on your own max delicacies from the north sea island of sumatra you hunted skiing and you're on for the browner from the surgeon go for a strong you have just been named germany's chefs of the year in the twenty nineteen edition of the renowned restaurant guard. the two chefs use local produce
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