The Mark on the Wall

The Mark on the Wall
Virginia Woolf | Stepha Schweiger – Anna Clementi – Sebastian Bauer
Music Theatre
October 4 & 5, 2019 | 20:00
Tickets: 15 € | 10 € (reduced)

Our gaze is drawn to a stain, which makes the mind spin – sensually and intellectually. Split into 3 roles – singer, dancer and speaker – the protagonist embarks on a phantasmal journey between imagination and reality.

Stepha Schweiger has set to music the short story of Virginia Woolf, staged by Sebastian Bauer. The score is specially designed by her for the voice of the German-Italian-Swedish vocal artist, actress and performer Anna Clementi. Performance, spoken theatre, dance, electronic music, new music, pop/free jazz and experimental music transform Woolf’s stream of consciousness into an expressive experience.
Stepha Schweiger has composed a rather minimalistic sound band, dazzling and with fine tensions from the specific transformation of Woolf’s text flow.

Press reviews:
»Stepha Schweiger has composed a web of sounds more minimalistic in effect, one that emerges in a shimmer and with fine-spun tensions from her unique transformation of Virginia Woolf’s textual flow.« nmz – Neue Musikzeitung, Hans-Peter Graf
»Music between upheaval and a retro effect, between evident delight in experimentation and a classic trim. … Schweiger enhances the suspensive tension of sensually tender sound clusters to a melodiousness almost reminiscent of the free jazz experiments in the 1970s, one that lures us with its irresistible groove.« Augsburger Allgemeine, Florian L. Arnold
»It is the composition that actually provides the elementary lifesoil for this stream of thoughts, as it flows through primeval depths and naturalism along the crumbling edges of a society in a state of change. Stepha Schweiger permits the ensemble to breathe, sense and soar, to become consummate in space.« Süd-West-Presse, Udo Eberl

In English with German surtitles.
Duration: 90 minutes

Anna Clementi, Singing / Performance | Leo Chadburn, Speaking / Performance | Ziv Frenkel, Dance | Stepha Schweiger: Composition, Concept | Sebastian Bauer: Direction, Stage, Light | Nora Lau: Costumes, Stage | Phillip Hohenwarter: Video | European Music Project: Chatschatur Kanajan, musical direction / Christian Vogel, clarinet / Silke Lange, accordion / Johannes Öllinger, electric guitar / Jürgen Grözinger, percussion, drumset / Antonis Anissegos, piano / Miriam Götting, viola / Adam Goodwin, double bass / Florian Tippe, sound design / Photo: Nele Gehricke