VIDEO: Berlin orchestra turns currywurst into music

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VIDEO: Berlin orchestra turns currywurst into music
Currywurst and chips. Photo: DPA

What does a currywurst sound like? The Konzerthausorchester Berlin, a symphony orchestra based in the capital, has answered that question with a new video recreating the preparation of the famous snack through music.


Using only their instruments, the musicians evoke each stage in the careful preparation of the spicy sausage.

"The sounds and noises of Berlin are unique and inimitable... or are they?" the concert hall said in a statement. "The Konzerthausorchester Berlin has given the pulsing metropolis its very own soundtrack." 

The grilling and slicing of the Wurst, the shaking of the salt, the squirting of the ketchup, and not forgetting the clink of coins in the tip jar are all replicated through different instruments.

Then it's onto the sizzle of the fries, the wiping of the table, and the chink of beer bottles being opened. Close your eyes, and you can almost taste the food...

Featured in the video is one of the capital's most revered currywurst kiosks, Curry 36. The stall is located in the hip Kreuzberg district and has become such a cult spot that long queues are likely, and you can even buy merchandise with the brand's logo.

This is the first of a planned series of pieces from the orchestra inspired by sounds of Berlin, with 12 more to follow.



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