The newest edition of my music theatre work “staring at the bin” will be premiered at the BAM! Festival for Contemporary Music Theatre in Berlin from the 21st – 23rd September 2018.
The exhibition will be shown in Galerie Martin Mertens, Linienstraße 148, 10115 Berlin, open 3pm – 9pm. Come along to the opening on the 21st September at 3pm for drinks and live performances.
Performed by Ensemble DieOrdnungDerDinge together with Johann-Michael Schneider, Eva Kesssler and Tobias Dutschke.
Staring at the Bin – Berlin Edition is produced by “BAM! – Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater”. BAM! ist an iniative of ZMB – Zeitgenössisches Musiktheater Berlin e.V. funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Schering Stiftung and the Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.
For more information about “staring at the bin – Berlin Edition” and the BAM! Festival click here
Aside premiered their new programme “A remark or passage in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but is supposed to be unheard by the other characters in the play” at the BKA Theater Berlin on the 12th June 2018. Aside combined the two faces of the BKA theatre: cabaret, vaudeville and comedy on the one hand and contemporary music on the other.
Aside (Meriel Price and Johann-Michael Schneider) create contemporary music theatre from the drama found on the concert stage and draw their material from that which is unintended, private, uncontrolled, uncomfortable, accidental, mistaken and attempts to be hidden. Aside enlarges and transforms this material. Aside thereby blurs the boundaries between performance and composition and work within the space that can open between what is intended and the outcome, between expectation, disappointment and fulfillment.
Kippers and Curtains – Christian Biegai
Dawn Chorus – Meriel Price
Forbidden Fruit – Meriel Price
Variations on a Theme by Haydn – Johann-Michael Schnieder
Landscape – Meriel Price & Johann-Michael Schneider
A Smidgen of Light for T – Iñigo Giner Miranda
Stäbe schütteln – Bernd Wegener
Music Box – Thomas Beimel
2/2 4/4 – Christoph Enzel
The 3D Poetry collaboration “Scale of Grey” between Simen Hagerup NOR (Poetry) | Annapaola Leso ITA (Choreography) | Ana Maria Rodriguez ARG (Composition und Live-Elektronics) | Andre Bartetzki GER (Video) | Emilio Gordoa MEX (Percussion) | Meriel Price GBR (Saxophone, Spoken Voice) | Jasmin Lepore (Costume) | Martin Pilz (Light) was premiered on the 28th April 2018 in the Uferstudios Berlin. I also played a beautiful sounding sanex box. More news regarding future collaborations to follow shortly.
DieOrdnungDerDinge premiered their full length music theatre sound walk for children at Haus der Kulturen der Welt from 19th – 22nd January 2018. All shows were sold out and repeat performances are planned for 2019. Bestiarium was funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
DieOrdnungDerDinge did a mini tour of their programme “If you know what I mean” playing KontraKlang in Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin, Transparent Sound Festival in Trafó, Budapest and Gare du Nord in Basel. We are currently working on a collaboration with the Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin and our new programme “Echo Chamber Music” which will be premiered in Theaterdiscounter, Berlin next year. More news will follow shortly.
An absolute concert highlight was playing the Powder Her Face Suite by Thomas Adès with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. An amazing piece with great writing for saxophones. To watch the concert on the digital concert hall click here
DieOrdnungDerDinge have been awarded Hauptstadtkulturfonds to create their latest music theatre work, Bestiarium, which will be premiered in Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Following two research phases and try out performances in Haus der Kulturen der Welt 2015 and Grüner Salon 2016, DieOrdnungDerDinge together with the composer Nuria Nuñez Hierro go on to develop the full length interactive music theatre work for children. More details on this work and the premiere will follow shortly.
DieOrdnungDerDinge will be playing “If you know what I mean” at the Guggenheim in Bilbao on the 17th November 2016.
What does Bruckner’s 7th Symphony look like when transmitted through the facial expressions of a listener? Can the movements of a musician be translated into light? In “If you know what I mean” the ensemble DieOrdnungDerDinge explores ways of translating music into different media and forms. Visualizing sounds, acoustically interpreting images… In the pieces presented, these seemingly straightforward transpositions yield new, unexpected results, raising the question of whether translation is actually possible at all, and unveiling the unmistakeable role that our own expectations and experiences play in the process of perception.
Irene Galindo-Quero, Ein Augenblick (2009), based on a video by Telemach Wiesinger
Simon Steen-Andersen, Next to beside besides (2004-2007), Versions for cello, violin and snare drum
Ana María Rodríguez, Les miroirs, (UA) for violin, cello and video
Carolyn Chen, Adagio (2009), for four performers with headphones, listening to a fragment of Bruckner’s 7th Symphony
Iñigo Giner-Miranda, enlightened (2013), for a string instrumentalist wearing LED lights
Cathy van Eck, 412 Meter laufen (UA), for four walking performers
For more information on DieOrdnungDerDinge at the Guggenheim press here