Music as Emotion

Im Feld #7

The "sacred art" is commonly used to express what cannot be said but only felt. Pressing mute on a Horror film makes the fear more bearable. Chart Hits transport us to a land of infatuation, joy and nostalgia. But what about the role of musicians and composers in a time when music has become a way of emotionalising a neoliberal means of production, a consumable resource used to improve performance? Are musicians no more than slaves turning a cog that helps keep a machine running? "Music as emotion" confronts the image of music as an emotional transmitter dependent upon the subjective perception of a composer, calling into question whether such a clear and reciprocal relationship is possible or indeed at all meaningful. Reinholdtsen’s work allows musicians to overcome these roles, generating material from scepticism of today's musical environment, but never losing the fundamental desire to make music. Such questions are underlined theatrically by attempts to create a space which can overcome stereotypical performance practices, allowing the absurd, the intellectual and the playful to override any neoliberal power grabs.

Composer: Trond Reinholdtsen

Directors, Stage-design, Costume Design, Video: Georg Schütky, Lea Søvsø und Vincent Stefan

Musical Direction: Antoine Daurat

Dramaturgy: Michael Höppner

Artistic Director: Evan Gardner

Production: Anna Crespo, Rachel Libby-Mills

Violin: Mia Bodet

Violoncello: Ulrike Ruf

Guitar: Allen Smithee

Clarinet: Jone Bolibar Núñez                                     

Accordion: Sergey Tchirkov

Piano: Alba Gentili-Tedeschi

Performance: Antoine Daurat , Günter Schanzmann, Georg Schütky, und Lea Søvso