ÉRMA ENSEMBLE
JENNIFER SEUBEL | flute
XAVIER LARSSON PAEZ | Saxophon
TILL MÜLLER | clarinet
KATJA LASSER | trumpet
VERONIQUE DE RAEDEMAEKER | violin
DAVID TOBIN | violin
ALBERT KHAMETOV | viola
ELIO HERRERA | Violoncello
JAKOB KRUPP | double bass
LOTTE NURIA ADLER | Mandoline
JINHEE KIM | guitar
ANTON GERZENBERG | Klavier
RAMÓN GARDELLA | Schlagzeug
RIE WATANABE | Schlagzeug
LEA WIRTZ | Harfe
YORGOS ZIAVRAS | conductor
VEGA PERSSON | Performer 1
PANOS ZYGOUROS | Performer 2
MARGARITA GEROGIANNI | stage direction
NANDO VON ARB | Graphic Artist


Unsuk Chin
cosmigimmicks
Musikalische Pantomime für sieben Instrumentalisten

Fausto Romitelli
Blood on the Floor, painting 1986
für Ensemble

George Crumb
Quest
für Gitarre, Sopransaxophon, Harfe, Kontrabass und Perkussion (2 Spieler)


keine Pause | Ende gegen 21:30


ACHT BRÜCKEN


Bulging muscles, voluptuous curves – in the world of graphic novels, male and female attributes are often depicted in stereotypes and massive exaggeration. Inspired by erotic comics, the international ÉRMA Ensemble has thought up a story in which a hyperfeminine figure clashes with a hypermasculine one, ultimately producing a new hero – gender-neutral, or rather free-floating between gender roles. Two performers embody these figures, and a graphic artist live-sketches the stage sets, which are reminiscent of comics and projected onto a video wall. Of course music plays another main role: Unsuk Chin’s cosmigimmicks, conceived as a musical pantomime from the outset, accompanies the gender war. Its preliminary result, a "shapeless mass," is portrayed by Fausto Romitelli’s composition Blood on the Floor, painting 1986, inspired by Francis Bacon’s eponymous painting. The subsequent transformation is described by George Crumb’s piece Quest – ending with a lullaby for the new-born hero.