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nach Hause

nach Hause

für 3 Tänzer und 3 Instrumentalisten

Choreographie von Martin Nachbar


  • Instrumentation: 3 dancers and 3 instrumentalisten
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
In 1897, the Swedish engineer Salomon Andrée attempted a flight from Spitzbergen to the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon. This project was doomed to failure: Andrée and his companions perished after the crash landing of the balloon and their subsequent months of progress on foot on the island of Kvitøya. The volatility of this type of expedition is combined with the intangibility of music and dance. Andrée’s balloon expedition has parallels with a core characteristic of dance: levitation, elevation and the attempt to overcome the force of gravity which however ultimately wins the upper hand. The title is an allusion to the final entry in Andrée’s expedition logbook: “nach Hause 7 Uhr morgens” [’going home at 7 o’ clock in the morning’].
nach Hause is based on the fundamental concept of a performance as an ’expedition’. The progress of the work appears as a cycle spanning all phases from the preparation right up to the ultimate failure of the expedition. The climax is reached with a ’freeze’: a state of absolute motionless. The dimensions of this progress are heightened by the freedom to begin at a different point within the cycle for each performance – alongside the ‘narrative’ variant, numerous other combinations are possible in which the beginning and end of the events do not coincide with the beginning and end of the performance itself. Benjamin Schweitzer
Details
Auftragswerk : gefördert vom Hauptstadtkulturfonds und der Kunststiftung NRW
Performance duration: 60'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 7. Oktober 2010 Berlin, Sophiensaele (D) · Anubis-Trio: Sascha Friedl, Flöten; Theo Nabicht, Kontrabassklarinette/Saxophon; Nikolaus Schlierf, Viola · Kostüme: Marion Montel · Choreographie: Martin Nachbar · Emma Wilson, Ehud Darash, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Tänzer (szenische Aufführung)
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: 3 Melodieinstrumente (Die Besetzung ist im Prinzip völlig frei, es empfiehlt sich jedoch, eine möglichst große Bandbreite von Instrumententypen und Registern zu besetzen, z.B.: ein hohes Holzblasinstrument, ein mittleres Blechblasinstrument, ein tiefes Streichinstrument. Die Verwendung von Nebeninstrumenten bei Bläsern ist ausdrücklich empfohlen.)
Performances
2011-05-07 | Essen (Germany), PACT Zollverein
2011-03-25 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Forum Freies Theater
2011-03-23 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Forum Freies Theater
2010-10-13 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele
2010-10-12 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele
2010-10-09 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele
2010-10-08 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele
2010-10-07 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele | World Premiere
In 1897, the Swedish engineer Salomon Andrée attempted a flight from Spitzbergen to the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon. This project was doomed to failure: Andrée and his companions perished after the crash landing of the balloon and their subsequent months of progress on foot on the island of Kvitøya. The volatility of this type of expedition is combined with the intangibility of music and dance. Andrée’s balloon expedition has parallels with a core characteristic of dance: levitation, elevation and the attempt to overcome the force of gravity which however ultimately wins the upper hand. The title is an allusion to the final entry in Andrée’s expedition logbook: “nach Hause 7 Uhr morgens” [’going home at 7 o’ clock in the morning’].
nach Hause is based on the fundamental concept of a performance as an ’expedition’. The progress of the work appears as a cycle spanning all phases from the preparation right up to the ultimate failure of the expedition. The climax is reached with a ’freeze’: a state of absolute motionless. The dimensions of this progress are heightened by the freedom to begin at a different point within the cycle for each performance – alongside the ‘narrative’ variant, numerous other combinations are possible in which the beginning and end of the events do not coincide with the beginning and end of the performance itself. Benjamin Schweitzer
Auftragswerk : gefördert vom Hauptstadtkulturfonds und der Kunststiftung NRW
Performance duration: 60'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 7. Oktober 2010 Berlin, Sophiensaele (D) · Anubis-Trio: Sascha Friedl, Flöten; Theo Nabicht, Kontrabassklarinette/Saxophon; Nikolaus Schlierf, Viola · Kostüme: Marion Montel · Choreographie: Martin Nachbar · Emma Wilson, Ehud Darash, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Tänzer (szenische Aufführung)
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: 3 Melodieinstrumente (Die Besetzung ist im Prinzip völlig frei, es empfiehlt sich jedoch, eine möglichst große Bandbreite von Instrumententypen und Registern zu besetzen, z.B.: ein hohes Holzblasinstrument, ein mittleres Blechblasinstrument, ein tiefes Streichinstrument. Die Verwendung von Nebeninstrumenten bei Bläsern ist ausdrücklich empfohlen.)
2011-05-07 | Essen (Germany), PACT Zollverein
2011-03-25 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Forum Freies Theater
2011-03-23 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Forum Freies Theater
2010-10-13 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele
2010-10-12 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele
2010-10-09 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele
2010-10-08 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele
2010-10-07 | Berlin (Germany), Sophiensaele | World Premiere