TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

oder Kein Lied von der Erde

Björnsson / Marx

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

oder Kein Lied von der Erde

Björnsson / Marx

A team of five musicians prepares for a possible farewell from earth. Is it really time to say goodbye? If so, why don't the feelings match the seriousness of the situation? Why are the tears not flowing? Is there something wrong with the farewell ceremony? Or is it perhaps time to get re-grounded?

Gustav Mahler's "Abschied" from "Das Lied von der Erde", electromagnetic sounds by Marta Zapparoli, funeral marches and concrete sounds of the planet are the ingredients for fresh musical compost. With the help of tools such as antennas and contact speakers, the performers stretch out their feelers as far as possible into the macro- and microscopic, searching for new perspectives and appropriate emotions. Amidst old postcards, rotting flowers, sunsets and drinking songs, perhaps a farewell will be celebrated that no one actually wanted to celebrate. However: Cheers!


Further performances on 30.04. & 01.05.2022 as part of the Flanders Festival Mechelen (Belgium).

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Björnsson / Marx ist ein Musiktheater-Duo bestehend aus Thorbjörn Björnsson (Regie und Performance) und Julia Marx (Text und Dramaturgie). Seit 2018 entwickeln sie gemeinsam Produktionen, deren Themen sich oft an der Nahtstelle zwischen Alltäglichem und Existenziellem, Intimem und Abstraktem bewegen.

Music Theater
Premiere

Friday

11. Mar | 8:00 pm

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Saturday

12. Mar | 8:00 pm

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Sunday

13. Mar | 6:00 pm

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Admission charge: 10 € - 15 €
duration: ca. 90 min | no pause

With English surtitles

Director, Performance: Thorbjörn Björnsson
Text, Dramaturgy: Julia Marx
Percussions, Performance: Evi Filippou
Clarinet, Performance: Jone Bolibar Núñez
Viola, Electronics, Performance: Grégoire Simon
Sound Design, Electromagnetic Sounds, Performance: Marta Zapparoli

A production by Björnsson/Marx in coproduction with Flanders Festival Mechelen. The project was supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste and by Musikfonds e.V. with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.