Music Theater



by Zaneta Rydzewska

Striving for progress The term tunnel vision sums up the essence of the piece – a commentary on humanity’s relentless pursuit of progress, often with an unwavering focus on a single goal. The music serves as a sonic exploration of the interplay between human emotions and the advancing field of artificial intelligence. Turing Test The […]



Music theater for ensemble, live electronics and video installation by Pablo Garretón

Transparency in a digital society Transparence is a piece about transparency in our digital society, a society where—with a view to readily available information—trust as a social practice becomes obsolete and gives way to control. Thus, the transparency society has a structural proximity to the surveillance society. Causal correlations and big data Understanding human needs […]


Malte Giesen: „Frame“

by Rainer Nonnenmann

The musicians enter the stage as they are used to doing at concerts. But since this does not meet the expectations of a musical theater, the composer calls in from offstage. He demands a different performance, “a bit spooky” with shadowy figures, gloomy lighting, fog lights and eerie sounds. But even this variant does not […]


Johannes Kreidler’s “Music Theater of the Media” in Gelsenkirchen

Rainer Nonnenmann

The fermentation process of bits and bytes thematized by Kreidler does not allow for a hasty conclusion, nor should we expect a quick maturity of artistic confrontations with it. The possibilities and hardships of music in the age of the Internet, which he has addressed in essays, conceptual pieces and now also in a work […]