PHOTO: © Staatsoper Unter den Linden / Marcus Ebener

Werckmeister Harmonien

In the organizer's words:
Swiss theater artist Thom Luz is a border crosser between music and spoken theater; his protagonists are always on the lookout for the mystery of the world and in the process get tangled up in everyday problems. Together with the musician and arranger Mathias Weibel, Luz has developed a theatrical language in recent years that combines silence, movement, text and music to create dense, atmospheric spatial scores. In "Werckmeister Harmonien" - their first work at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden - they examine the job description of the piano tuner. The work of the piano tuner is indispensable for any concert or opera, but takes place in secret, out of the public eye. The striving for perfect tuning, like so much in life, necessarily leads to compromise due to external conditions. This was already recognized by the music theorist Andreas Werckmeister, who in the late 17th century worked through the pitfalls of mid-tone tuning and sought to bring order to things. In Luz' music theater creation, Werckmeister's cryptic-philosophical texts are spoken by five piano tuners. Using an entire piano park, the interrelationship between tuning and music is made audible through compositions by Schütz, Werckmeister, Bach, Purcell and Mark James, as well as Charles Ives' "Quarter Tone Pieces." For the second time since the renovation of the Staatsoper, the prestigious Apollosaal will be the venue for a staged production. This content has been machine translated.

Price information:

25.00 - 25.00€


Staatsoper Unter den Linden Unter den Linden 7 10117 Berlin

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