(in translation of NOVOFLOT)
#1 The Scream (feat. Michael Wertmüller)
Premiere: April 27th 2017
#2 Oasis (feat. Claudio Puntin) / #3 In the purgatory (feat. Michael Wertmüller)
Premiere: October 14th 2017
500 years after Luther nailed his 95 theses to the portal of a chapel in Wittenberg Berlin opera company NOVOFLOT glance over the preliminary result of five centuries of reformation and stop beating around the bush: while the reformative spirit occasionally still helps to overcome certain frailties of mind, it also helps to facilitate a perpetual lack of spiritual humour, phantasy, a gnawing moral-monotony and a feeling of inconsolable distance between man and god. This is where NOVOFLOT enter the scene with the utopia of a counter-reformation in the spirit of Fernando Pessoa, Frederike Mayröcker, Claudio Puntin and Michael Wertmüller, presenting part #2 and #3 of a project that started this spring, in front of the Volksbühne: “The Bible (in translation of NOVOFLOT)”. It helps create spaces of musical theatre, in which the arrival of a new divinity that is close and joyous to humankind can seem that wee bit more probable. Experience all this in the heart of the city: Berlin Alexanderplatz.
For #2: Oasis NOVOFLOT connects a choir composition by the Swiss musician Claudio Puntin to rests of lyrics and scores of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s oratorio “Elias” to a half-scenic, half-filmic Fata Morgana for a big screen, choir, dancers, musicians and vocal soloists. It is conceivable what will follow: #3: In the purgatory, musically planned by Michael Wertmüller.
#1 The Scream
April 27. / 28. / 30. / Mai 1. 2017
each between 2 till 8 PM, free access
next to the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luemburg-Platz
With: Antonis Anissegos (Piano), Chris Dahlgren (Guitar, Bass, Voice), Eric Schaefer (Percussion) , Komi Mizrajim Togbonou (Voice, Actor), Yuka Yanagihara (Soprano), , Rafał Dziemidok (Dance)
Compositions: Michael Wertmüller
#2 Oasis / #3 In the purgatory
October 14. / 15. / 18. / 20. / 22. 2017
#2 Oasis, each at 7 PM (Parochialkirche/Klosterstraße 67)
#3 In the purgatory, each at 9 PM (Ex Fitness First/Alexanderplatz, Panoramastraße 1A)
Ticket under: Ticket office of the Radialsystem V: 030 / 288 788 588
With: Marena Whitcher, Yuka Yanagihara (Voices), Tara Bacia, Maxime Barbasetti, Susanne Meyer (Actress), Rafał Dziemidok (Dance) among others
Dominik Blum (Hammond Organ), Claudio Puntin (Clarinet), Johnny La Marama: Chris Dahlgren (Bass), Kalle Kalima (Guitar), Eric Schaefer (Percussion)
Compositions: Michael Wertmüller after poems by Friederike Mayröcker, Claudio Puntin, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
The Bible (in the translation of NOVOFLOT) will funded by Cultural and Europe Administration of the State of Berlin, GVL-Foundation, Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council and Suisa Foundation.
#2 Oasis will funded by Musikfonds.
#3 In the purgatory will funded by Commissioner of the Federal Government for Culture and Media on the basis of a decision of the German Bundestag.
in cooperation with Radialsystem V and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz