The music theater MERGE plays with how the process of recording makes us who we are – how real and fictive record buttons, repetition, sounds, music, and language create our identities. In a photograph from 1906, a crowd in southern Rwanda gathers for a magical event in front of a small apparatus on a table. Behind the table is an […]
two individual pieces on collectively gathered informations are performed simultaneously on Kampnagel Hamburg / Elisabethkirche Berlin and Buja Sans Taboo, Bujumbura
Rwandan Records is a sound installation, recording studio, radio play, archive and live concert all at once. It combines pre-colonial history with stories from the present and invites the audience to immerse themselves in the stories shared by Rwanda and Germany from a personal and global perspective.
premiered at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and further performed at Kampnagel Hamburg. The musictheatre piece inaugurated the performing arts space at Humboldtforum Berlin
The piece Triple Feedback draws attention to mutual listening and the power of recording. During colonial expeditions of German anthropologists in Rwanda at the beginning of the 20th century, unequal encounters resulted in sound documents that are stored today in the Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv and were not accessible to the local people for a long time.
installation hosts the voices of Rwandan producers being exposed to music recorded in the last century recorded in Rwanda and stored at Phonogramm Archiv Berlin
The walk-in music theatre piece “Transforming Transmission” combines Hamburg’s colonial past with stories from the area of the East African Great Lakes. The audience itself becomes the orchestra on its way through HafenCity. The soundtrack is created for each performance as a live stream concert with musicians in Hamburg and Bujumbura.
mobile music theatre happening at Kampnagel Hamburg and Buja sans taboo, Bujumbura simultaneously
“Musraropera” is a mobile-radiophonic-opera developed in a historically charged quarter of Jerusalem, laying between fancy shops, the Palestinian area of Damuskus Gate and the ultraorthodox Mea Shearim. Musrara is a mirror of the city, Israel and the complexity of the Middle East, inhabited by people of divers cultural, religious and political backgrounds, keeping the explosive coexistence of the […]
Winner of the Music Thetare Now Price 2018 as one of the 10 best international experimental musictheatre pieces between 2015–18
selected for the arts residency of Nagger school of arts and society, Jerusalem
Echolot searches for hidden sounding and musical material that is saved in books. Written words that transmit semantic meaning are for us scores for sound and music. Transformed through the voice of the visitors into sound, the short and playful recordings get overlayed, (de)composed, sent, resent and received by the listener in musicalized form. An […]
Echolot produced for White Nights Montreal / Goethe Institut, further performed at Matralab Concordia/McGill, Montreal, Miss Hecker, Berlin, Goethe Institut Sao Paulo
Sign Wave is a musical performance that digs into buried stories and encounters since the German occupation in East Africa.
commissioned by the Rheinland-Pfälzische Landesvertretung, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the German/Rwandan association with the Ambassadors of Germany in Rwanda, Rwanda in Germany and others.
is a project to research fundamental structures of acoustic particles within different global environments. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the researchers clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of artistic nature.
Vila Sul Residency / Robert Bosch scholarship
fieldrecordings of Sertão’s Violeiros, improvising poetry in the early 70ies are brought in todays context through Viola, Violoncello, doublebass and the processed original tapes — album
She had the blues. She transformed music into a transcendental experience. To this day, she gives you goosebumps. She lived to be only 27 years old. On October 4, 1970, she was found dead in a hotel room with a heroin overdose in her blood.
Nominated Radioplay of the Year 2020
The radio play documents and stages the verbal manifestations of Pavlensky’s actions: Police reports and public reactions, witness statements and programmatic declarations, as well as a series of interrogations that Pavlensky secretly recorded. An absurd theatre unfolds in which the means of art are used against the instruments of the power apparatus.
radioplay for WDR, highlighting Piotr Pawlenskis interrogations in court, reassigned by him as artistic material