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UT Connewitz and Swansea Constellation present:
Doom over Leipzig Festival 2017 | April 20—22
- Wolves In The Throne Room
- Oranssi Pazuzu
- Unearthly Trance
- INTER ARMA
there are still more bands to come!
About the BANDS
UT Connewitz Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße 12a, 04277 Leipzig
UT Connewitz is the oldest retained cinema in Leipzig and one of the oldest in Germany. The first screening took place at Christmas in 1912. Back then they screened “Die schwarze Katze” (“The Black Cat”), a touching love story of the Danish director Viggo Larsen. The name “UT” relates to the “Allgemeine Kinematographen Gesellschaft Union-Theater für lebende und Tonbilder GmbH” which was founded in 1906 and became the most successful cinema company of Germany called “Union” (short: U.T.). The first operators of this cinema have never been members of this company but they hoped to pull profit by using the reputation of “UT”. After several changes of operators, names, and purposes of this place, UT Connewitz has been closed few years after the turnaround in 1992. 2001 people established the association “UT Connewitz e.V.” with the purpose to make the building accessible as a cultural site again. Since this time UT Connewitz is a place for different cultural forms like theater, cinema, concerts, and lectures.
Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Selneckerstr. 5, 04277 Leipzig
Right behind the halls of UT Connewitz its sixty meters tall porphyry tower arises. Build in the end of the 19th century the Paul-Gerhardt-Church is oriented towards the shapes of German Neo-Renaissance with a 25 meters long nave that holds room for up to 700 people. Due to its design including beam mounted wooden floor and the wooden wagon ceiling the church provides an excellent acoustic. Which makes it perfect to play music in it and even led to the fact that it was used for several live recordings by the record label «Amiga» and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. During this years edition of our Festival also we want to take advantage of this extraordinary place to present emotionally charged music to you. Photo Credit: Konrad Röhringer – www.dermodernemann.com