French techno musician braves sub-zero weather conditions, fear of heights and Swiss mountain peaks


French techno musician Teho has found an unusual place to end his pandemic hiatus – hitting the high notes of a 3,000-meter (9,843-foot) peak in the Swiss Alps. Teho, 30, braved sub-zero temperatures to perform from a small platform at the Glacier 3000 site atop Scex Rouge, a mountain in southwestern Switzerland. He also had to overcome his fear of heights. “I’m a little scared of heights… so the first few moments of the scene, without any protective barriers, were really… special – until I could fully enjoy the view.

“As soon as I started playing, I quickly felt comfortable, so I was able to fully enjoy the moment.”

The DJ from Montpellier in France said he had never performed in such an unusual place, surrounded by the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and the Eiger. In fact, he has been unable to perform in public for the past year due to pandemic restrictions.

“It has been a difficult year as every club, festival and all parties were closed due to COVID-19,” he said.

The show, which took place at dawn on April 23 and will go live on Thursday, was hosted by Le Cercle, a live streaming company that films and broadcasts live DJs in unusual venues. Teho’s concert was not the first time that the Glacier 3000 resort hosted artistic events to promote its ski area and the surrounding mountains. Last year, Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock walked along the cable car to the top, making part of the trip blindfolded.

“We were in contact with several musicians – mostly DJs – who wanted to play with us in 2021,” said Bernhard Tschannen, CEO of Glacier 3000. “Diversification is a new paradigm for artists and event planners , which owe other ways to make people dream. “

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