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Utopien

Utopien

Musikalisches Kammertheater für sechs Stimmen (SSMezTBarB), Statisten und Instrumentalensemble

Libretto von Roland Quitt


  • Instrumentation: 6 voices (SSMezTBarB), supernumeraries and instrumental ensemble
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: German

 
description
This piece is not so much about a particular utopia, nor is it about all utopias – that would in itself be utopian. On the contrary, it is a work about the intrinsic nature of utopias in the form of music theatre, with ‘voices in motion’ and orchestra. Utopien is a work about life. The vocalists are six sources of ‘sound in motion’ producing sounds ranging from traditional notes to phonetic articulations. I have designed a piece of absolute music like a string quartet or a symphony, but here with sound sources in motion. Out of these sounds, either in motion or in stasis, something akin to content can then appear. And it is my hope that this content is utopic. Dieter Schnebel
Details
Auftragswerk : Kompositionsauftrag des Konzerthauses Berlin, finanziert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 17. Mai 2014 München, Muffathalle (D) Münchener Biennale 2014 · Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart: Sarah Maria Sun, Sopran; Susanne Leitz-Lorey, Sopran; Truike van der Poel, Mezzosopran; Martin Nagy, Tenor; Guillermo Anzorena, Bariton; Andreas Fischer, Bass; Theo Nabicht, Bassklarinette; Yumi Onda, Violine; Zoé Cartier, Violoncello; Kai Wangler, Akkordeon; Matthias Engler, Schlagzeug · Inszenierung: Matthias Rebstock · Kostüme: Sabine Hilscher · Bühnenbild: Sabine Hilscher
Year of composition: 2008-2013
instrumentation: Klar./Sax. - S. (Glsp. · Vibr. · Marimba · Röhrengl. · Beck. · kl. Beck · chin. Beck. · Messglocke · Tamt. · Tamb. · kl. Tr. · Tomt. · Holztr. · gr. Tr. · P. · Waldteufel · Glass Chimes · Guiro · Mar. · Woodbl. · Combo · Flex. · Ocean Drum · Schwirrholz · Windmasch.) (1 Spieler) - Synth./Akk. - 1 Vl. · 1 Vc.
Performances
2018-07-19 | Stuttgart (Germany), Hospitalhof — 20:00 - Musik der Jahrhunderte
2018-07-17 | Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany), Johanniskirche — 20:00
2014-06-04 | Stuttgart (Germany), Theaterhaus T2
2014-05-29 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus
2014-05-19 | München (Germany), Muffathalle
2014-05-18 | München (Germany), Muffathalle
2014-05-17 | München (Germany), Muffathalle | World Premiere
This piece is not so much about a particular utopia, nor is it about all utopias – that would in itself be utopian. On the contrary, it is a work about the intrinsic nature of utopias in the form of music theatre, with ‘voices in motion’ and orchestra. Utopien is a work about life. The vocalists are six sources of ‘sound in motion’ producing sounds ranging from traditional notes to phonetic articulations. I have designed a piece of absolute music like a string quartet or a symphony, but here with sound sources in motion. Out of these sounds, either in motion or in stasis, something akin to content can then appear. And it is my hope that this content is utopic. Dieter Schnebel
Auftragswerk : Kompositionsauftrag des Konzerthauses Berlin, finanziert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 17. Mai 2014 München, Muffathalle (D) Münchener Biennale 2014 · Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart: Sarah Maria Sun, Sopran; Susanne Leitz-Lorey, Sopran; Truike van der Poel, Mezzosopran; Martin Nagy, Tenor; Guillermo Anzorena, Bariton; Andreas Fischer, Bass; Theo Nabicht, Bassklarinette; Yumi Onda, Violine; Zoé Cartier, Violoncello; Kai Wangler, Akkordeon; Matthias Engler, Schlagzeug · Inszenierung: Matthias Rebstock · Kostüme: Sabine Hilscher · Bühnenbild: Sabine Hilscher
Year of composition: 2008-2013
instrumentation: Klar./Sax. - S. (Glsp. · Vibr. · Marimba · Röhrengl. · Beck. · kl. Beck · chin. Beck. · Messglocke · Tamt. · Tamb. · kl. Tr. · Tomt. · Holztr. · gr. Tr. · P. · Waldteufel · Glass Chimes · Guiro · Mar. · Woodbl. · Combo · Flex. · Ocean Drum · Schwirrholz · Windmasch.) (1 Spieler) - Synth./Akk. - 1 Vl. · 1 Vc.
2018-07-19 | Stuttgart (Germany), Hospitalhof — 20:00 - Musik der Jahrhunderte
2018-07-17 | Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany), Johanniskirche — 20:00
2014-06-04 | Stuttgart (Germany), Theaterhaus T2
2014-05-29 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus
2014-05-19 | München (Germany), Muffathalle
2014-05-18 | München (Germany), Muffathalle
2014-05-17 | München (Germany), Muffathalle | World Premiere