Songs for Captured Voices: Music Theatre (album version)
A memento of the unspoken: The new piece of music theatre “Songs for Captured Voices,” by Philipp Bergmann, Sandra E. Blatterer, Laure M. Hiendl, Göksu Kunak, Elaine Mitchener, Nicholas Navarro Rueda, Thea Reifler, Djibril Sall and the ensemble KNM Berlin comes to radialsystem at the beginning of February. The project centres around human voices that have been instrumentalised time and again throughout history and become the object of asymmetrical power negotiations. Audio recordings from German prisoner-of-war camps from the First and Second World Wars serve as the background of this project, as do acoustic recordings taken from the setting of current asylum procedures. The recordings themselves are not played or reproduced onstage; rather, the capture of these human voices acts as a starting point for attentive listening: the original music composed for this project allows what remains unspoken and hidden, what exists in the in-between sounds and blurriness, to resound.
Due to circumstances, the music theatre “Songs for Captured Voices” will be released as an album version on this site. This version includes a sound recording of the music, a booklet with the text and photographs of the stage work as well as a document with the full libretto.
- Composition Laure M. Hiendl
- Libretto Göksu Kunak a.k.a. Gucci Chunk
- Voice Elaine Mitchener
- Performance and Choreography Djibril Sall
- Music Ensemble KNM Berlin
- Direction Philipp Bergmann und Thea Reifler
- Light Sandra E. Blatterer
- Costume Nicholas Navarro Rueda
- Photography Rita Couto
- Production ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
- Graphic Rebekka Jamila