a kinetic concert-installation
architecture & stage direction by Anna Kubelík
The feeling of being alienated or foreign has influenced all four composers, whose works have been performed at the concert. It is a feeling that becomes evident in their compositions, which not only draw back on their biography, but also serve as inspiration for a place of refuge.
Thus, whatever the difference in approaching music there may be, all four composers are intrinsically linked through the urge of finding a direct connection with their surrounding reality.
The audience was first deprived of their individuality through wearing equally a white one-way suit upon entering the performance space, which was dimly light in order to cause disorientation. Throughout the concert, the musicians moved and reconfigured for every piece of music, forcing the audience to shuffle around as they had no allocated seating hence trying to break with any convention of classical concert.
Throughout the evening the folded ceiling slowly introduces its inherent qualities and creates the atmospheric setting for the concert. It not only changes colour throughout the evening but also can be moved up and down as well as undulate. This wave-like movement is controlled by the musicians who simply have to pull on rope attached on the borders of the ceiling.
Installation of Movigami: 25m x 11m
Radialsystem V, Berlin
Produced by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Photos by Adam Berry
Film by Julia Pijagin
Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Schering Stiftung
Passenger - Jennifer Walshe
Sinfonie Nr. 64 ‘Tempora Mutantur’ - Joseph Haydn
Aroura - Iannis Xenakis
Zipangu - Claude Vivier
Et Je Reverrai Cette Ville Étrange - Claude Vivier