Composition “Speere Stein Klavier”
Our former fellow Genoël von Lilienstern is the composer of “Speere Stein Klavier” (Spears Rock Piano), a composition commissioned by The City of Munich for the Munich Biennale in June 2016.
composition: Genoël von Lilienstern; direction: Christian Grammel; stage and costume design: Yassu Yabarra; dramaturge: Elisabeth Tropper; musical direction: Domonkos Héja;
The Erich Schulze fountain towers in front of the administrative building of GEMA in Munich: a giant, shining tuba made of brass. Under it, hidden under cobblestones, is the debris of the Bürgerbräukeller beer hall: the remains of a failed attempt to assassinate the »Führer«.
The archeological search for traces – an expedition through the horn – brings buried artifacts to light, objects from Munich’s history, in particular after 1933: sound documents, blueprints and layout plans, models, wheat beer, granite slabs. Three men – are they father, son, and grandfather? – start working to classify the found objects and assign them. Carl Orff’s »Reigen und Einzug der Kinder«, composed for the Olympics in 1936, finds a counterpart in »Gruss der Jugend«, composed for the Olympics in 1972 – Ralph Maria Siegel’s post-war feel good hit is compared to his song »Schlager ABC« from 1942.
The analytical, sober undertaking gets more and more out of control: the fragments develop an independent existence, unexpected contradictions and continuities come to the surface – the exorcised spirits become visible. They are the filtered, repudiated part of a historic connection.
5th, 6th, 8th June 2016, 8pm