Delusion of the Fury - Harry Partch (Ruhrtriennale 2013)
As a ground-breaking precursor to further performances in Germany and Europe, Heiner Goebbels, Artistic Director of the Ruhrtriennale, directed the European première of Partch's late masterwork, "Delusion of the Fury – A Ritual of Dream and Delusion" (1965–66) at the 2013 Ruhrtriennale.
And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma - Harry Partch
Copyright Photos 1 - 10 Klaus Rudolph
Copyright Photos 11 - 16 Astrid Ackermann
SAMSTAG aus LICHT
After the internationally acclaimed world premieres of the operas SONNTAG aus LICHT (SUNDAY from LIGHT) (Cologne 2011) and the spectacular production of MICHAELs REISE UM DIE ERDE (MICHAEL’S JOURNEY AROUND THE EARTH, 2nd Act from THURSDAY from LIGHT), Ensemble Musikfabrik was involved in the German premiere of SAMSTAG aus LICHT, which was staged in the context of the renowned concert series of musica viva of the Bavarian broadcasting company (BR).
Copyright: Astrid Ackermann.
SONNTAG aus LICHT - Karlheinz Stockhausen
The world premiere of SUNDAY from LIGHT directed by Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus) at the Cologne Opera was the highlight of the year 2011 of Ensemble Musikfabrik as well as the Cologne Opera. For 26 years Karlheinz Stockhausen worked on is monumental cycle LIGHT with one opera for every day of the week.
Fotos by Klaus Rudolph.
Mouse on Mars: Paeanumnion
KLANG - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Uraufführung des Zyklus
At Musiktriennale 2010 Ensemble Musikfabrik was joined by a host of guests for the first performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s entire KLANG (Sound) cycle, his unfinished musical setting of The 24 Hours of the Day.
Michaels Reise - Karlheinz Stockhausen
Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Michaels Reise um die Erde" directed by Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus).
Fotos von Klaus Rudolph.
Stephan Winkler's "Der Universums-Stulp (2012)" after a novel by Eugen Egner was premiered at the Wuppertaler Bühnen in 2014.
Photos by Agathe Poupeny.
CAMPUS MUSIKFABRIK is the new and self-initiated program for creative research and skill enhancement of Ensemble Musikfabrik.
The ensemble is inviting internationally renown musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists and scholars to multi-day workshops, in order to discover and explore various disciplines, to learn from them and work on new collaborations, coming together for a number of campus periods every year. Previously developed projects can be elaborated and expanded upon through this future-orientated, multi-disciplined cooperation, but the main focus is the development of new concepts and performance formats.
Photos: Klaus Rudolph
Studio Musikfabrik is the youth ensemble for contemporary music of Landesmusikrat NRW
Linkage!- kick-off at Maximilian Kolbe Gymnasiums, Köln-Porz im February 2018
Linkage!: Katharina-Henoth-Gesamtschule, Köln-Vingst June 2018
Tree of Codes 'Cut-outs in time' - Eine Oper
Liza Lim | Tree of Codes 'Cut-outs in time' - Eine Oper (2013-15)
Libretto by Liza Lim based on Jonathan Safran Foers' "Tree of Codes" and Bruno Schulz' "Die Zimtläden"
world premiere at Oper Köln
Photos (c) Paul Leclaire
KUNST MUSS (zu weit gehen) oder DER ENGEL SCHWIEG (2017)
a documetary poetical instrumental theatre for 16 instrumental vocal soloists, three singers, children soloists, pre-produced recordings and live electronics by Helmut Oehring
Phillip Sollmann | Monophonie (2016) for Harry Partch instruments, Bertoia Sonambient sound sculptures and Hermann von Helmholtz´ Doppelsirene.
Ruhrtriennale Festival 2017, Bochum Jahrhunderthalle
Photos (c) Janet Sinica