We‘ll take the liberty #1 – #3



Dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven – by Novoflot

The 10th Symphony remix
A digital hybrid by Novoflot, Ludwig van Beethoven, Michael Wertmüller and Gesine Danckwart
Premiere: Friday, 03 December 2021, 6 – 10 p.m. at and in the Haus der Statistik, Berlin-Mitte 

#2 ∞ ma non troppo
Berlin premiere 1 and 2 July 2021, 4 – 8 PM (Free entrance)
in front of Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 101, 10117 Berlin

World premiere 12 October 2020, In front of the Kölner Philharmonie

#3 The 10th Symphony
Berlin premiere 1 and 2 July 2021, 8 PM
Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 101, 10117 Berlin
World premiere 14 October 2020, Kölner Philharmonie

#1 Fidelio

Premiere 14 March 2020, Large exhibition hall at the Akademie der Künste Berlin, Hanseatenweg

For the second time, the premiere of “We are so free # 1 Fidelio” had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 10th Symphony remix

With “The 10th Symphony remix”, the trilogy “We’ll take the liberty  #1 – #3” by the Berlin-based opera company Novoflot on the occasion of 250 years of Beethoven comes to an end and at the same time announces its continuation into an – uncertain – future.

After the performances of the 10th symphony in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall and in the Admiralspalast, Novoflot are now continuing the project for the opening of further presentation options and are allowing it to return as a remix. Beyond the already established and in Corona times much practiced possibilities of streaming, a digital-analog hybrid format is created in our case, which links the digital recurrence of the source material with live moments of our performers.

Beginning with a video-audio-walk triggered by a smartphone app along the shop windows and through the urban canyons around the Haus der Statistik, the parcours leads the audience into the workshop of the late 1960s building complex vis-à-vis Alexanderplatz. Here, in a freely accessible installation, Mirko Borscht (video and performance), Eric Schaefer (drums) and Chris Dahlgren (bass) will overlay the compositional and textual source material by Michael Wertmüller and Gesine Danckwart in a live act, readjust it and subject it to a remix. 

The 10th Symphony remix is designed as a permanently developing course of text, music, video, performance and situation of the venue, strictly choreographed and yet free and flexible in the respective execution; art production in times of the greatest possible global uncertainties.

With: Mirko Borscht (video and performance), Chris Dahlgren (electric bass), Eric Schaefer (drums)

Premiere: 03 December 2021, 6-10 p.m.
Further performances: 04 December 2021, 6-10 p.m. and 05 December 2021, 5-9 p.m.
At and in the House of Statistics
Karl-Marx-Allee 1, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

8 euros, reduced 5 euros

For the event you will need a smartphone with headphones / headset.

Please note the respective regulations and ordinances in the context of the Corona pandemic.

Supported by the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.

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Between opera and piano concert, music-theatrical exhibition and symphony, philharmonic exploration of space and newly composed music, Novoflot’s new trilogy is being created. A wide variety of instrumental ensembles, singers and performers will consistently think about further aspects of Ludwig van Beethoven’s idiosyncratic compositional practice and explore them scenically in extreme spatial arrangements. Beethoven’s curiosity about the contradictory serves as a decisive driving force here! We are so free #1 – #3 is a contemplation of 250 years of the most violent impact of a singular musical œuvre on contemporary art and the present of art.

#1 Fidelio

In the first part of the new trilogy, Novoflot makes Beethoven’s Fidelio sound like an echo of a liberty opera. In an exhibition performance for trumpet, sound installation, keys and voices, the achievements of the French Revolution appear as long forgotten attributes in the midst of a stele field of acoustic sources and artefacts.
The trumpet signal, once the salutary musicalized message of the supposed happy end, is the cornerstone of an experimental arrangement for the trumpeter Damir Bacikin, who, together with an ensemble of performers in the white cube, explores the utopian potential of opera as well as Beethoven’s musical-dramaturgical process of discovery. In the process, the opera’s protagonists sound as voices from the beyond, which the composer and pianist Antonis Anissegos transforms into a kaleidoscope of sound, original music and new composition.
Variable duration, free access.

We’ll take the liberty #1 Fidelio in co-production with Akademie der Künste Berlin by Labor Beethoven 2020 – Festival of contemporary music Musik for the Beethoven anniversary

With: Antonis Anissegos (Keyboards und composition), Damir Bacikin (Trumpet), Konstantin Bez, Maxime Barbasetti, Almut Kühne, Vicente Larrañaga, Rene Shadler (Performers)
Rebecca von Lipinski, Narine Yeghiyan, Florian Hoffmann, Antony Shelley (voices from the beyond/sound installation)

#2 ∞ Ma non troppo

Between the cathedral of Cologne and the Museum Ludwig, the roar of the railway tracks and the flow of people in everyday life, a piano concerto in the public space will be created above the underground Philharmonic Hall, on the forecourt of the Concert Hall. Patrik Baboumian, the strongest man in Germany, and the dancer Rafal Dziemidok, as Beethoven’s proxy and flashback, reflect their own work and recreate the composition cycle for the two pianists Antonis Anissegos and Joseph Houston into a fragmented ride through Beethoven’s piano works. Two walk-in cubes are loopholes for the audience, who are granted individual, exclusive and temporary access during the four-hour performance (corona-compliant).

With: Antonis Anissegos (Piano), Joseph Houston (Piano) as well as Patrik Baboumian, Maxime Barbasetti, Rafal Dziemidok, Renae Shadler and Hayden Chisholm (Performance) 

Berlin premiere: 1 and 2 July 2021, 4-8 PM (entrance free)
in front of the Tränenpalast, Friedrichstraße 140, 10117 Berlin
World premiere:
 12 October 2020, 4-8 PM
follow performances: 13 and 14 October 2020, 4-8 PM
In front of the Kölner Philharmonie (Cologne Philharmonic Hall)

#3 The 10th Symphony – by Novoflot, L. v. Beethoven and Michael Wertmüller

The 10th Symphony conceives Novoflot as a musical theater for the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, spanning a musical arc from Beethoven’s late string quartets to excerpts from op. 125, fragments of the 10th Symphony and world premiere compositions by Michael Wertmüller. In a tour of the foyers, floors and hall of the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, the Berlin Opera Company develops a scenic walk through the stage that resembles an exploration of the open structures of a work not yet completed. The 10th symphony is based on a libretto by the Berlin author Gesine Danckwart.

With: Rebecca von Lipinski (Soprano/ Köln), Eva Resch (Soprano/ Berlin), Sara Hershkowitz (Sopran/ Köln), Aki Hashimoto (Soprano/ Berlin), Christina Daletska (Mezzosoprano), Patrik Baboumian (Performer), Maxime Barbasetti (Performer), Mirko Borscht (Video Performer), Rafal Dziemidok (Dancer), Renae Shadler (Dancer) / Sonar Quartet, Ensemble of Nomads, Johnny La Marama, Hayden Chisholm (Saxophon) and many more

Berlin premiere: 1 and 2 July 2021, 8:00 PM
Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 140, 10117 Berlin
Tickest: https://t.rausgegangen.de/tickets/shop/novoflot-1 
World premiere:
14 October 2020, 8:00 PM, Kölner Philharmonie (Cologne Philharmonic Hall)

A project within the framework of BTHVN2020. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


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