Music Theater


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 […]