Moon River and Irish Blessing
A spectacle of nature: in the Wadden Sea off the German North Sea coast, Europe's largest breeding ground for migratory birds, the tide recedes for an hour revealing a stage made of sand.
On a sunny September day in 2022, Frank Schweikert from the German Marine Foundation set course on the open sea with his research ship Aldebaran. On board: a cello quartet from the Orchester des Wandels, a film team and the Hamburg sound engineer Volker Zeigermann. Despite wind speeds of up to 60 km/h, Zeigermann managed to obtain an original audio recording with virtually no background noise.
The campaign aims to draw attention to the ongoing destruction of nature through ocean pollution and climate change. Contaminated silt from the Elbe, which dredges ever deeper, is illegally dumped here and robs numerous bird species and marine animals of their habitat.
How long can we look on indifferently as the greed for profit of the big corporations continues to destroy our earth?
Be inspired by music, water and birds: protect what you love!