Moondog's Shelter

Pupils from Cologne and Essen are approaching Minimal Music by means of the performance of musical theatre in the street, accompanying the premiere of Shelter (2004/05) by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang.

As a preparation for the concert of Ensemble Musikfabrik on the 18th of March 2005 in the broadcasting station WDR with the premiere of “Shelter”, a training for teachers took place, which approached the topics “Minimal Music” and “Shelter” with playful and theatrical means. Based on this workshop the teachers and pupils developed short music theater performances, which were performed in the pedestrian area in Cologne the day before the concert – with an integrated advertising effect for the event of Ensemble Musikfabrik.