Utopie – Composition Commission issued to Dieter Schnebel

Konzerthaus Berlin

"It is time to think about utopias again," says Dieter Schnebel when talking about the motivations in his music theater project. "It is a composition of serialized vocal actions in spatial motion. As such, however, it is also a dramatic piece because it deals specifically with processions of the most varied origin. Not just religious but also secular processions – harmless ones like hikes or strolls, dangerous ones like marching or even charging, sporting ones, entertaining and artistic ones etc. as well as defensively melancholic ones when in flight." With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart issued a composition commission to Dieter Schnebel for his first music theater piece. 

November 2011
Konzerthaus Berlin, Premiere

February 2012
ECLAT – Stuttgart New Music Festival

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