Music theatre as art installation
Münchener Biennale / 29.5. – 3.6. 2016
Konzerttheater Bern / 8. – 11.9. 2016
Someone opens a door Something is concealed behind it. At this moment the situation at Lothringer13 spins out of control. For “The Navidson Records” 18 performers and a choir emblematically develop together the concept of a labyrinth with the help of texts, music, and choreography By means of a cross-media and extensive installation the performance examines that moment when the situation tilts, that moment between when one feels at home and this everyday familiarity collapses. What should we do when we suddenly are in nothingness and are nowhere?
This uncanny moment can represent situations when we believe we are lost and thrown back on our own. ln a mutual performative-musical exploration the performers investigate with the audience the morphogenesis of unsafe situations. An open-work process will be selected for the production and the performance, deliberately taking into account the intermittent loss of orientation.
The constant question is: Which decisions do we have to take, when we arrive at nowhere?
Singers Andries Cloete, Michael Feyfar | Musicians Noémie Brun, Marie-Clémence Delprat, Béatrice Gaudreault-Laplante, Katelyn King, Lana Kostic, Sibill Urweider, Ruben Mattia Santorsa, Estelle Costanzo | Choir der chor under the direction of Auður Jónsdóttir | Participant observer Leo Dick
Artistic direction Tassilo Tesche and Till Wyler von Ballmoos | Stage director
Till Wyler von Ballmoos | Space and video installation Tassilo Tesche | Composition Ole Hübner, Rosalba Quindici, Benedikt Schiefer | Sound Artist and Performance Kristian Hverring and Katie Linek | Electroacoustic composition Cyrill Lim | Production management Maxine Devaud