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Florian Boesch – Artist in residence

Maskenmusiktheater

von Familie Flöz und Musicbanda Franui

Nach Werken von Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann,

Gustav Mahler, Anton Webern u. a.

Freitag, 26. Februar 2021, 19:00 Uhr

Content / Background

“Franui” is a meadow above the East Tyrolean village of Innervillgraten where most of the members of the Franui Musicbanda grew up. Since 1993 the classically trained members of Franui have defined themselves as a switchyard between classical music, folk, jazz and contemporary chamber music. The group’s musical roots lie in the marches played at funerals in their home region and the dance music played at village fêtes: “If you play a funeral march speeded up four times you’ve got a polka.” Franui defy classification: the effect of their music is never unequivocal, every beat and every tone should allow as many thoughts and feelings as possible. The name of the Musicbanda does not come from their local dialect, but is of Rhaeto-Romanic origin and reveals their region’s proximity to those areas of the Dolomites where Ladin is spoken. Familie Flöz, on the other hand, is a theatrical collective from Berlin, founded in 1996 by students of mime from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and known for its non-verbal masked performances. The family name originates from the region where the troupe was founded and, like Franui, describes their philosophy. “Flöz” in German is a mining term for a seam, i.e. a layer under the ground containing valuable resources. Working as a collective, Familie Flöz tries to dig theatrical material out from the dark depths and bring it to the surface. These two approaches meet in the mask and music performance Himmelerde (“Heavenearth”) that takes as its starting point themes and motifs of German Romanticism notable for expressing differences that could not be greater. The German Romantics were never very interested in avoiding conflicts: they tried to mingle the comic with the tragic to create new effects. Himmelerde combines new arrangements of songs by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler to texts by Matthias Claudius, Joseph von Eichendorff, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Wilhelm Müller to produce an encounter with death and our own mortality while at the same time expressing our yearning for that which is living. Because people can be dead without realising it, whereas it is mostly just a few paces from the cemetery to the dance floor.

Cast

Arrangement and Composition

Markus Kraler, Andreas Schett

Biography
Conductor

Andreas Schett

Biography
Director

Michael Vogel

Biography
Masks

Hajo Schüler

Biography
Stage design

Felix Nolze

Biography
Costumedesign

Birgit Wentsch

Biography
Light design

Reinhard Hubert

Biography
Videodesign

Andreas Dihm

Biography
Short films

Mats Süthoff

Biography
Soprano

Nikola Hillebrand

Biography
Baritone

Florian Boesch

Biography
Dance & Choreography

Paul White

Biography
Masquerade

Anna Kistel, Björn Leese, Hajo Schüler, Mats Süthoff

Biography
Orchestra

Musicbanda Franui

Biography

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Himmelerde

Theater an der Wien,Wien

Advance online booking has been postponed until further notice.

Date/Time Venue/Location Price Ticketlink
Fri, 26.02.20217:00 pm Himmelerde
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060