What does it mean to think of a music that outlasts the human age, that sings, hums, screams and breathes beyond the Anthropocene? At the same time, questions arise about the sustainability of the theatre's concrete building material, which can be dismantled and composted.
Based on such questions, the team with Patrick Frank, Andreas Eduardo Frank, Barbara Ehnes and Karla Max Aschenbrenner is developing a music theatre.
How does one come up with a piece of music that will outlast the human species, a score that will be humming and singing, walking and breathing, when the Anthropocene has come to an end? Add to this the issue of sustainability in the materials used in the building of a theatre - or specifically a dismantlable and compostable stage set that is only briefly subtracted from the natural cycle of growth and decay. And how is beauty going to assert itself in such fraught conditions?
With these questions in mind a team made up of Patrick Frank, Andreas Eduardo Frank, Barbara Ehnes and Karla Max Aschenbrenner have been developing a work of musical theatre with which the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in a new partnership with the Theater Basel, is continuing its successful collaboration with the Munich Biennale, the leading German festival for contemporary musical theatre.
A musical theatre by Patrick Frank, Andreas Eduardo Frank, Barbara Ehnes and Karla Max AschenbrennerPremiere on 31 May 2024, Muffathalle Munich as part of the Munich Biennale - Festival for New Music TheatrePremiere on 21 June 2024 in the TischlereiFurther performances in planning
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Patrick Frank (Komposition)
Andreas Eduardo Frank (Komposition)
Barbara Ehnes (Regie, Bühne)
Karla Max Aschenbrenner (Ko-Regie)
Nils Nuijten (Dramaturgie)
Sebastian Hanusa (Dramaturgie)
Ensemble Lemniscate (Mit u. a.)