Wednesday 17 October 2018, 20:00h.
Kulturzentrum Prediger, Festsaal, Schwaebisch Gmuend
Controluce Teatro d’Ombre (Italy)
with the Ensemble Progetto Pierrot
conductor Alessandro Maria Carnelli
Sprechstimme: Federica Napoletani
shadows Elena Campanella, Marco Intraia
Alberto Jona, Jenaro Meléndrez Chas
"Pierrot Lunaire" is a cycle of poems by Albert Giraud. Arnold Schönberg selected 21 of these poems and – using Otto Erich Hartleben‘s free German translation – arranged them into a musical melodrama for a chamber music ensemble and speaking voice. This piece of music, atonal but not yet notated in the twelve-tone technique, acquires a unique attraction through the combination – sometimes confrontation – with the shadow images. In this way the visualisation concept opens up new perspectives and new worlds of experience.