The emotionality of a pop song, Verdi’s greatest hits and a stuttering reflection on the regression of the listening: The critical text by Theodor W. Adorno is the starting point of a discursive evening with the theatre collective copy & waste. The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop designs versatile and inclined planes in order to listen to possible echoes and meanings of Adorno’s text and at the same time drown it out with several musical forms. In an overall composition by Clara Gervais a melodrama evolves, in which Adorno’s renowned essay on serious and pop music itself seems to become music.
Music & performance: Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Artistic direction, composition/script: Clara Gervais
Direction & stage/costumes: Steffen Klewar & Silke Bauer (copy & waste)
With works by Theodor W. Adorno, Giuseppe Verdi and Italian pop songs.
„Über den Fetischcharakter in der Musik und die Regression des Hörens“
Saturday, 27th & Sunday, 28th April 2019 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 19:30 CET
Radialsystem | Holzmarktstraße 33 | 10243 Berlin
Photo © Christina Voigt