The music theater project “ACH! Almost a radio opera” is a continuation of the participation project “GAACH – more or less a folk opera,” which had its premiere in 2016 at the Munich Biennale and was produced in cooperation with the Munich Adult Education Center; the Munich Philharmonic; and Refugio e.V., and had more than 280 participants and was performed in the foyer of the Gasteig Cultural Center. While “GAACH” focused on the history and the inhabitants of Munich’s Haidhausen district, this time it’s primarily about the aspect of the location: the participants will examine in an improvisational, installation-related, compositional, and music-theater manner locations and spaces that were, are, or will be significant for each individual in the past, present, and future. What happens when places only exist in our imagination because they will never be the way they once were? How and where can one (over)live in the future? Is it possible to create utopian spaces through art? In the workshops texts will be generated about places that were, are or will be important for the participants in the past, present and future. Places of love and loss, utopian, imaginary, mysterious places and identities that offer diverse visions and perspectives for the future. In cooperation with the Munich Adult Education Centre and in various work phases, a funk opera will be developed, which will be premiered in May 2020 together with professional musicians and performers.
Language: German (with multilingual parts)
Duration: ca. 75 minutes
25.5.2020, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Schwere Reiter Foyer
with Cathy Milliken, Robyn Schulkowsky, Dietmar Wiesner
Production of the Munich Biennale and the Munich Volkshochschule
With the friendly support of the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung