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Events 10 | 2010

Fri October 29, 2010
Die Sterne erden [Grounding the Stars]
An interdisciplinary examination of space, sound, and movement

Musical theater by Gerhard Wolfstieg in the ZKM_Cube,
8 p.m., €10/7 (buy ticket online)
Talk with Gerhard Wolfstieg in the ZKM_Cube, 7 p.m.,
free admission

Information auf Deutsch

Die Sterne erden [Grounding the Stars]—composer Gerhard Wolfstieg dedicates his musical trilogy to this tension-filled image. The second part of the work, which will premiere at ZKM, reveals an unusual constellation of medial elements to which the listener is set in relation, spatially and perceptively:
Placed at the center is a grand piano with four blocks of viewers oriented spherically around it. Projected over the piano are two video images with concrete and abstract content. And arching over this, for its part, is the Klangdom, through which the sounds experience a spatial effect. This concentric constellation is played by two pianists who in addition to the grand piano, also play the “Schrei(b)maschine,” an instrument Wolfstieg developed and programmed from a computer, and two models. The models move through the space in clothes specially designed for the musical theater, with built-in electronic sensors, as a component in the staged process and abstract plot planned by Wolfstieg.

Die Sterne erden
Musical theater for two pianists and two models with two video projections,  playback tape, grand piano, electronic instrument “Schrei(b)maschine,” and the Klangdom of the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics

Participants
Concept / Sound / Music / Direction Gerhard Wolfstieg
Pianists Boris Feiner, Gerhard Wolfstieg
Models Maggie Schlosser, Dorothea Sutor
Clothes Andrea Wunner

Media constellation and dramatization
Talk with Gerhard Wolfstieg in the series “Der Performer in der elektronischen Musik” (The performer in electronic music)
host, Julia Gerlach

A production of the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and
ZKM | Institute for Visual Media
The sensor technology was made available by the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) Living Lab mobileIT.

Additional information: www.borisfeiner.com sowie www.wolfstieg.com



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