"Auf einmal und gleichzeitig. Eine Machbarkeitsstudie" (At once and simultaneously. A feasibility study) Musical scenes for the negation of work
from Alice Creischer, Christian von Borries and Andreas Siekmann
with the State Youth Orchestra of Hessen and the City-Point Kassel, ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
In a collective work process, the artists Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann, together with the composer and conductor Christian von Borries, have created five musical scenes and a libretto. "Auf einmal und gleichzeitig. Eine Machbarkeitsstudie" (2007) examines a society free from work and the (pre)conditions of our consumer world.
The piece will be performed by the State Youth Orchestra of Hessen and other actors on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July at 5:00 pm each evening in the City-Point shopping centre on Königsplatz. Admittance is free.
"In the five musical scenes, the concept of work as we generally understand it today will be critically examined. These scenes simultaneously form part of a science fiction story depicting a world which has actually existed the whole time. All that you need to do is to take a short step to the side in order to enter an intergalactic tunnel. However you wont find a completed world at the end of this tunnel, a lot of questions remain unanswered."
The scenes will be introduced and accompanied by a master of ceremonies. The 9 actors, accompanied by the State Youth Orchestra of Hessen, will move about the various levels of the City-Point shopping centre in changing roles. The shopping centre will become a musical instrument, stage and exemplary demonstration.
Master of Ceremonies: Alice Creischer
Mr. Ludd: José Elguezabal
Captain Swing: Bill Dietz
Fräulein Nein: Lydia Hamann
Madame Oblomova: Katja von Helldorf
The Statistical Happiness: Agnes Wegner
Herr Dietrich Hessling: Rolf Woelling
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