Novoflot: The Theory of Harmony #2 – OperaCall
“OpernCall” (OperaCall) is a digital-analogue opera installation for the glass façade of the Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz and for the entire premises of the Kölner Philharmonie. The project comprises twelve world premieres by different composers who rethink the third and unfinished act of the opera Moses und Aaron by Arnold Schönberg.
With a libretto based on texts by Jo Frank and Ulrich Holbein, the project is conceived as a three-dimensional transformation of Schönberg's twelve-tone technique in the public space and opens up the perspective of a specially developed site-specific opera format that seeks to combine analogue and digital theatre perception. Between opera performance and digital concert, music-theatrical exhibition and audio walk, scenic exploration and newly composed music, a hybrid format is created that can be experienced in analogue form inside the AdK and visually in digital form outside.
Composition: Antonis Anissegos, Minas Borboudakis, Caio De Azevedo, Liisa Hirsch, Haris Kittos, Anna Korsun, Dariya Maminova, David Rimsky-Korsakow, Żaneta Rydzewska, Jacopo Salvatori, Tomasz Skweres, Tom B. Smith
In a libretto based on texts by Jo Frank and Ulrich Holbein
Ensemble Dissonart: Jannis Annissegos (flute), Alexandros Stavridis (clarinet), Lenio Liatsou (piano), Kostas Argyropoulos (percussion), Theodoros Patsalidis (violin), Poulcheria Seira (viola)
Hayden Chisholm (saxophone), Antonis Anissegos and Jacopo Salvatori (keys), Chris Dahlgren (bass, viola da gamba)
Peyee Chen and Rosemary Hardy (vocals), Ichi Go (dance), Magne-Havaard Brekke (acting) and Auditiv Vokal
Direction and concept: Sven Holm, musical direction: Vicente Larrañaga, stage and costumes: Nina von Mechow, dramaturgy and concept: Malte Ubenauf, video: Andreas Deinert, lighting: Ismael Schott, sound engineer: Karl Schüller, management: Dörte Wolter, production management: Axel Lambrette and Rania Mavriki, communication: k3 berlin.
Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt. With friendly support by the Aventis Foundation