1st performance: The Music Gallery Toronto, Canada the 2nd of October 2004 The Hammerhead Consort Corey Hamm: Haley Simons, Darren Salyn, Trevor Brandenburg.
Publisher (Recordings): Score and parts Ankerstjerne Music
Cd: American Fantasy - Kim Helweg works for 2 pianos and percussion (2006)
Performer: Manuel Massone, Silvia Dabul, Angel Frette, Arturo Vergara
Publisher: CD: FOCUS FPCD 2017
Duration (Movements): 2 movements 18 min.
Commissioned by: Hammerhead Consort, The Danish Arts Council, Danish Composers Society
The basic idea of The Tunnel was explored during a performance workshop project called "The Puplic Eye" at The National Theatre School in Copenhagen 1998, in which composers and choreographers were invited to give their tribute to the outstanding American photographer Weege. Helweg's contribution was based on a photograph of a car accident in New York taken shortly after it happend. The title "The Tunnel" refers to the near death experience, in which a dying person has the feeling of beeing sucked through a dark tunnel towards an incredible bright light. At the same time a whole lifetime is passing by, backwards.