Elaine Mitchener, „The Rolling Calf“ © Dejan Djuric
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, Thea Reifler 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.
This programme is planned to take place at radialsystem either as a live event with an audience or to be streamed online.
- Composition Laure M. Hiendl
- Libretto Göksu Kunak a.k.a. Gucci Chunk
- Co-creation and performance Elaine Mitchener
- Direction Philipp Bergmann und Thea Reifler
- Music Ensemble KNM Berlin
- Light Sandra E. Blatterer
Commissioned by radialsystem funded by Ernst von Siemens Foundation. Supported by the individual project funding of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The preliminary research was supported by the Initialförderung Fonds Darstellende Künste.