I never went south
Photo: Tassilo Letzel
I never went south.

I never went south

31/08/2011

A concert.
Preview of the graduation production by Lea Letzel with the IEMA.

People are born into this world naked and helpless. Prometheus steals fire from the heavens and teaches them the skills and arts. So that they can survive. People build devices and vehicles to overcome their deficiencies. By using art they attach themselves to the item produced. The mechanics of the arts reproduces the amechania (or helplessness) of the deficiency they need to overcome (from: Hannes Böhringer – Das hölzerne Pferd).

In a sense music is conveyed to the musician by the written musical notation: pitch, duration and volume of the fleeting tones are represented graphically and eternalised on paper. I never went south transfers the two-dimensional notation into a spatial notation system which uses light signals. Mixing into the familiar interplay of the sheet music is a piece of technical apparatus that either increasingly assumes control or obeys the improvisation of the musician.

COMPOSITION Maximilian Maintz
DRAMATURGY Christian Grammel
MUSICAL DIRECTION Uwe Dierksen
TECHNICAL CONSULTING Fabian Offert
SOUND DIRECTION Sarah Hölscher
MUSIC IEMA Ensemble Matthew Conley, Trumpet/ Eva Boesch, Violoncello/ Vincent Hepp, Violin/ Yusuke Ishii, Piano/ Vincent Manuel Minguet-Soria, Saxophone/ Francisco José Naranjo Reyes, Oboe/ Arlette Probst, Bassoon/ Alberto Carnevale Ricci, Piano/ Deepa Goonetilleke, Horn/ Delphine Roche, Flute/ Marie Schmit, Violoncello/ Anna voor de Wind, Clarinet/ Rho-Mei Yu, Percussion.

PERFORMANCE AT FRANKFURT LAB
Preview 31 August 2011

PERFORMANCE AT ZKM KARLSRUHE
Premiere 30 September 2011
Medientheater at ZKM Karlsruhe

A cooperation of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft Gießen, the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Frankfurt LAB and the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe. With the friendly support of the Hessische Theaterakademie, STEAM-Tonstudio at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, satis&fy, basis Frankfurt and Forstamt Gießen.

 

 

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