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Tobias Melle

Tobias Melle

Tobias Melle has been working in the dynamic sphere between musical and visual worlds for over 25 years.

As a musician, he has played the cello since his youth, has participated in various orchestras over many years, and has also been on stage for most of the works he has worked on photographically.


As a photographer, he prefers to seek the connection of photography with music. For his Symphonies in Images he often travels for months with camera and score in his luggage to find the right images. The outstanding feature of his works is the structurally and emotionally coherent translation of musical contexts into associative image sequences. He always performs the so composed visual voice to the orchestral sound personally and live like a musical soloist he adapts to the conductor's interpretation.

Performances of his Symphonies in Images take place with renowned orchestras in Germany and abroad, including the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the WDR Sinfonieorchester and the NDR Radiophilharmonie under conductors such as David Zinman, Krzysztof Urbański, Antoni Wit and Eivind Gullberg-Jensen.

Exhibitions, book and DVD/BD publications complement his field of activity.