The question of a possible coexistence of man and machine is at the centre of the robot trilogy of the retro-futuristic ensemble gamut inc.
After OVER THE EDGE CLUB and ROSSUM’S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, with the third part ZEROTH LAW they transform the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper into a hybrid soundscape – together with the RIAS Kammerchor and the music machines of the legendary robot orchestra founded by Godfried-Willem Raes at the Stichting Logos in Ghent.
Inspired by Isaak Asimov’s “The Avoidable Conflict”, ZEROTH LAW creates a ritual resonance space around the thematic complex of technology, nature and magic. In the novella, the author deals with a form of society that has become absolutely dependent on machines. In the production, music, text, musical robots, choir and dancers, video projections and light choreography combine to create a surreal landscape. In his libretto, Frank Witzel takes up the philosophical questions of the science fiction original.
This world premire is about questions of the coexistence of man and machine as well as about thinking about robot laws and thus the basis of machine behavior.