Mit der Energiewende in den Blackout?
For Germany to become climate-neutral on its own, the share of renewable energies must be increased fivefold. The documentary “Mit der Energiewende in den Blackout? How our grid must change,” on February 21 at 10:20 p.m. on MDR television and already from February 15 in the ARD Mediathek and on mdr-wissen.de.
The decision to phase out coal has been made. The large power plants are being taken off the grid step by step and are to be replaced by solar and wind power, among other things. But this could jeopardize the stability of the power supply. In the worst case, a blackout threatens. “We can’t determine when the sun is shining and when the wind is blowing, but exactly as much electricity must always be produced as is consumed,” explains Dr. Konstantin Wiegandt, physicist and head of algorithmic electricity trading at Europe’s largest renewable energy provider. The central problems of the energy transition are currently still the storage of renewable energy and the balancing of fluctuations. So far, there is a threat of the so-called “Dunkelflaute” when solar and wind power fail their service. Prof. Joachim Seifert is therefore researching decentralized solutions in the Combined Energy Lab at TU Dresden: “Security of supply must not be played off against the energy transition. Our task is to develop technologies that meet both criteria.” Written and directed by Marcel Kolvenbach, sound and music by Wolfram Burgtorf.
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I have been composing music for documentaries, TV films and cinema films for 25 years,everything where moving images and sound/music come together.For me, the boundaries between music and sound design are fluid.For me, the sound of an air conditioner has the same dramaturgical significancelike a piece of music composed in the classical sense.
I like to let both flow together.I value an open, unobtrusive character that gives your film the greatest possible impact.Communication among each other is particularly important when it comes to film music.
When language reaches its limits, musical examples help, concrete or felt