Ensemble – Performance

Monadologie XVIII – Moving Architecture

for voice, ensemble and choreography based on construction plans of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York by R. Abraham as well as quotes by B. Dylan and Rose Ausländer

18.Nov.2015 // 20:30
19.Nov.2015 // 22:00
Tanzquartier Wien / Halle G

Bernhard Lang / Silke Grabinger / PHACE

 a production by PHACE, in coproduction with Tanzquartier Wien and WIEN MODERN. Supported by the cultural department of the city of Vienna

 

Music

Bernhard Lang

Choreography / motion notation

Silke Grabinger

Light design

Peter Thalhamer

Conductor

Joseph Trafton

Singer

Daisy Press

Performers

Barbara Vuzem, Matej Kubus

Sound

Alfred Reiter

Costumes

Bianca Fladerer

Production PHACE

Markus Bruckner

Production SILK Cie.

Olga Swietlicka

Production

Reinhard Fuchs

 

PHACE

Doris Nicoletti, flute
Reinhold Brunner, clarinet
Peter Putzer, horn
Peter Travnik, trumpet
Mathilde Hoursiangou, synthesizer
Berndt Thurner, percussion
Ivana Pristasova, violin
Anna Lindenbaum, viola
Luis Zorita, cello
Alexandra Dienz, double bass

Monadologie XVIII Moving Architecture’ consists of 22 pieces based on texts by Rose Ausländer and Bob Dylan that refer to the subject of emigration and are located at the intersection of pop culture and contemporary music.
The underlying rhythmic structures are used in the choreographic layer by Silke Grabinger and translated into movement patterns, applying a specially developed dance notation, that became an intrinsic part of the score.

 

Four walls, a ceiling and a floor
Is it a room ? Is it a cell?
If not for window and for door
It might seem a part of hell
(Rose Ausländer)

PRESS REVIEW

22.11.2015 |  Michaela Preiner   European Cultural News
Ensemble PHACE is one of the world’s best ensembles for contemporary music. They distinguish themselves by flexibility and courage… Such impressions may indicate how wonderfully Lang, Grabinger and their musicians did their job. The piece itself has the potential to become an iconic work of the beginning 21th century. One doesn’t need more than understanding eyes and trained ears to recognize what incredible, farseeing creative potential Monadology XVIII “Moving Architecture” contains.       

Event Dates

November 2015
  • Date
    Project
    Location
  • 18.Nov.2015 20:00

    'Moving Architecture' | Lang / Grabinger

    Vienna, TQW

    Bernhard Lang (music)   |   Silke Grabinger (choreography)   |   Die Kompositionen der Monadologie-Reihe beziehen sich größtenteils auf vorhandene Musikstücke – in diesem Fall steht Bob Dylans „Like a Rolling Stone“ im Zentrum und erscheint in Fragmenten immer wieder wie ein roter Faden. Es ist die Poesie der Heimatlosigkeit, der Emigration, die Dylans Text mit denen von Rose Ausländer verbindet, die als Emigrantin dem ACF in den Nachkriegsjahren nahestand.

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  • 19.Nov.2015 22:00

    'Moving Architecture' | Lang / Grabinger

    Vienna, TQW

    Bernhard Lang (music)   |   Silke Grabinger (choreography)   |   Die Kompositionen der Monadologie-Reihe beziehen sich größtenteils auf vorhandene Musikstücke – in diesem Fall steht Bob Dylans „Like a Rolling Stone“ im Zentrum und erscheint in Fragmenten immer wieder wie ein roter Faden. Es ist die Poesie der Heimatlosigkeit, der Emigration, die Dylans Text mit denen von Rose Ausländer verbindet, die als Emigrantin dem ACF in den Nachkriegsjahren nahestand.

    Read more