The Corona crisis crippled the events industry overnight. Living room concerts are no real substitute and live concerts with seats, with appropriate safety distances and hygiene rules, are still only possible on a smaller scale depending on the location of the state. But the live industry is showing itself creative and is trying to master the difficult situation and restrictions with new concepts. One of these innovative projects is Behind Closed Doors, initiated by Tangerine-Dream mastermind Thorsten Quaeschning and concert promoter Thorsten Sohn of MFP-Concerts (Marillion, Midge Ure and others).
There is still no light at the end of the long tunnel for the live industry. This makes it all the more important to meet the immense challenges at the moment. One approach is the idea of Behind Closed Doors. Quaeschning: "Already in the first two weeks of the curfew or lockdowns we decided to take this risk and give the audience sitting at the computer or in front of the TV a concert-like experience. To show what we create behind closed doors." The project team consisted of Quaeschning Andreas Bernhardt, who works with his film team for Tangerine Dream, cameraman Armin Fausten and tour manager, booker and promoter Thorsten Sohn. Thorsten Sohn explains what is so special about the project: "We wanted to create something extraordinary and of a high standard. To achieve this, we had to get out of our sweatpants and living rooms. A concert hall still has a special flair. A session with a stage setup - that's Behind Closed Doors."