gamut inc, run by Marion Wörle and Maciej Sledziecki, present their second music theatre piece ONE MORE PIONEER. In times of digital euphory and fatigue at the same time the piece questions the concept of „future“ and enters the field of progress, Utopia and technophilia.
The piece is based loosely on a short story of David Foster Wallace. The story is being retold from a retelling about a small jungle civilization’s advancement and eventual downfall as it interacts with an exceptionally brilliant child/guru.
This framework interacts with found footage, like for example frequently asked questions by Google or excerpts from UNA bomber Ted Kaczynski´s manifesto. Projections and „talking heads“ shot by video Artist Zan Lyons, slides, pre-produced texts and the performer Jörn J. Burmester will present the piece on stage.
Dark and delicate electro acoustic and electronic tunes, delivered by gamut inc´s retro futuristic, self built and computer driven music machines, forming a technic totem pole in the centre of the stage, will carry the piece through rise and fall of civilisation, as it is retold by someone who was himself told by someone who overheard it on a United flight, told by one passenger to another. The story is given several possible versions and endings, nobody knows which version is true, because information has no weight.
concept/direction: Marion Woerle, Maciej Sledziecki
performer: Jörn J. Burmester
music: gamut inc
video: Zan Lyons
light: Falk Windmüller
sound: Robert Nacken
dramaturgy: Paul Paulun
Music theatre: One More Pioneer
Thursday, 28 May – Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 20:00 CET
Brotfabrik | Caligariplatz 1 | 13086 Berlin/Weissensee