Spooky stories with music of the 18th century


Spooky stories with music of the 18th century

In the period between Christmas and Epiphany, according to legend, the gate to the spirit world is open, so that the souls of the deceased have access to the sphere of the living. In these 'Rauhnächten' a ghostly procession moves through the air with howling and screaming: THE WILD HUNT is on.

The actress Sally Jaber recites stories and fairy tales dealing with the myth of the Wild Hunt. The music of the Société Lunaire ensemble, with viola da gamba and harp, provides atmospheric support for the spoken word.

The horror tales and horror stories that are performed - supported by visual effects that play with light and shadow - deal with subconscious fears and social isolation.

When the days are darkest, it's good to get spooked together in style.

Sally Jaber - Acting
Concept, direction and acting/performance in various productions for a.o. TAM Maastricht, B32 Berlin, Grand Theatre Groningen, Mindpirates Berlin, HBC Berlin, WerkStadt Kulturverein e.V. Berlin. Engagements as actress for a.o. Galerie Hedah Maastricht, NNT Amsterdam, Theaterteam Berlin, Peergroup, Theatergroup Siberia, Dutch Television Vara/VPRO/NPS. Since 2009 voiceover work for image films, commercials, dubbing, documentaries.

Société Lunaire
The second half of the eighteenth century was a time full of social changes throughout Europe: the Age of Enlightenment had reached its peak. The arts and sciences were flourishing. The ensemble Société Lunaire explores and revives the lively and varied chamber music that evolved from the late Baroque, through the gallant style of Sturm und Drang, to the Classical: the music of an era that witnessed both the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon, and the opening of the first chocolate factory.

Maximilian Ehrhardt - harp and artistic direction
Concerts/operas with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, Komische Oper Berlin, among others; live on Radio Rai3, Concertzender Nederland, Bayerischer and Norddeutscher Rundfunk, France Musique. CD releases include Deutsche Grammophon, CPO, Harmonia Mundi, Carpe Diem Records (solo CD in collaboration with Deutschlandfunk Kultur) - nominated for Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, ICMA, Echo.

Juliane Laake - viola da gamba
Numerous recordings highly praised by the press attest to her demanding research work as well as her highly virtuosic and touching viola da gamba playing - nominated for the ICMA, Opus Klassik, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. International concert activity with, among others, lautten compagney, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and her own ensemble Art d'Echo.

Martin Butler - Director
Martin Butler is an interdisciplinary artist and director. His work combines various disciplines: art, theater, musical theater, design, film and new media. Through this interdisciplinary approach, his work explores a 'new theater' that allows for the combination of different genres. Since 1998 he has been creating performance works at various theaters and festivals internationally.

Supported by Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Neustart Kultur (GVL and Deutscher Musikrat - Ensembleförderung)


Picture: Sally Jaber © L. Hübsch

Picture: Maximilian Ehrhardt © Ivan Barra

Picture: Juliane Laake © Elisa Meyer

Picture: Martin Butler © privat
Music Theater


4. Feb | 8:00 pm



5. Feb | 8:00 pm

Admission charge: 10 € - 20 €
duration: ca. 75 min | no pause

Performance/Text: Sally Jaber
Société Lunaire: Maximilian Ehrhardt (Harfe/Künstlerische Leitung), Juliane Laake (Gambe)
Directed and devised by: Martin Butler
Production Manager: Saskia Veigel

Supported by Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Neustart Kultur (GVL and Deutscher Musikrat - Ensembleförderung)