PYTHO#4 - PI MINUS ONE

Music theater for two voices and piano automaton to Darren Aronofsky's psycho thriller π

gamut inc

PYTHO#4 - PI MINUS ONE

Music theater for two voices and piano automaton to Darren Aronofsky's psycho thriller π

gamut inc

Darren Aronofsky's thriller π as a silent film, accompanied by a piano automaton and electronics, commented by voices through which Werner Herzog, Slavoj Žižek or David Lynch speak. A frenzy of music, text and film that surrenders to the obsession with the number π.

PI MINUS ONE is based on Darren Aronofsky's 1998 thriller π, in which Max, a brilliant young mathematician, falls prey to his fascination with the irrational and infinite number π. This increasingly becomes an obsession and pulls him deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of research mania, shady encounters and hallucinations.

MINUS ONE is the name given to recordings of musical pieces where only the accompaniment is recorded, so that it can be sung to, for example, as karaoke. PI MINUS ONE takes up this idea and at the same time alludes to the history of the theater at the Delphi as a silent movie theater: The π film is shown without a soundtrack but with subtitles, accompanied by an automatic piano, commented on by the two actors Jordan and Friedrich, who were passed over in the audition for the film. They all too often abandon their actual role - to comment on what is happening in the film, and to give background information on the production process. They digress into the private, technical or deviant. They try their hand at interpretations of π, embodied in the voices of famous theorists and filmmakers. Werner Herzog, Slavoj Žižek or David Lynch speak through them. At some point during the evening, they themselves succumb to the power of π and the boundaries become increasingly blurred.

PI MINUS ONE is the fourth edition of gamut inc's music theater series PYTHO, in which the retro-futuristic ensemble explores new music theater formats at the Theater im Delphi.

Funded by initiative neue musik berlin e.V. and Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin

Music Theater | Film
Premiere

Thursday

8. Dec | 7:30 pm

Tickets

Friday

9. Dec | 7:30 pm

Tickets
Admission charge: 10 € - 13 €
duration: ca. 90 min | no pause

In English

Composition, Concept, Direction: gamut inc / Marion Wörle und Maciej Sledziecki
Libretto: Leslie Dunton-Downer
Voices: Jordan Rountree, Friedrich Richter
Director of Sound: Olivia Oyama

Funded by initiative neue musik berlin e.V. and Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin