Based on texts
||By Elias Canetti|
|Directed||By Heiner Goebbels|
|Music||By Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, Dmitri Shostakovich, As Well As Heiner Goebbels, Alexei Mossolov, Vasili Lobanov And Other Modem Composers|
|Cast||Andre Wilms And Mondriaan String Quartet (Amsterdarn, Netherlands)|
HeinerGoebbels - Composer, director. Born in 1952 in Germany. Since 1972 he lives in Frankfurt/Main. He studied music and sociology: Since the late 1970s he writes music for drama and ballet performances. Under the creative influence of Heiner Muller he began directing. In the 70s and 80s he wrote music for cinema and for radio plays, and already in the late 80s he received orders for compositions for large orchestras; in the 90s he started to stage his own musical performances. Productions: ’Newton’s Casino’ (TAT, Germany, 1990; Paris, 1993) ’Surrogate Cities' (a 90-minute composition for an orchestra, Germany, 1993), The Repetition’ (La Reprise) and 'Black on White' (a play for eighteen musicians of the 'Modem Ensemble', 1996), 'Max Black' (1999), 'Hashirigaki' (2000) etc. Member of the German Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt/Main and the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Since April i999 he is professor at the Institute of Applied Theatrical Sciences (Germany). His productions 'Max Black' and 'Hashirigaki' (the latter was shown in Moscow in the context of the World Theatre Olympics in 2003) have toured Europe and visited many places across the oceans. Goebbels’s theatrical projects are attractive because of the freakish combination of original music and hi-tech, of magnificent acting and profound philosophical texts and, above all, because of the fact that beneath all this lies a very alive, human feeling. In 2001 Goebbles won the International Theatre Award 'New Reality' in Taormina.
Andre Wilms - well-known French theatre and film actor and director. He played in productions by Andre Engel, Jean-Pierre Vincent and others. He worked with Heiner Muller.
Mondriaan Quartet (Amsterdam) - a famous string quartet founded in 1982, which goes on tours worldwide and participates in large musical festivals. Many modern composers write music especially for this collective, which frequently takes part in performances, films and modern choreographic compositions.