conception for the workshop September 23-27 2019 in Hsinchu:
As basic material we use three short musical fragments (from Radetzkymarsch, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Einer hat immer das Bummerl), three sounds (Pummerin - the largest bell of the Stephansdom, Fiaker, Prater) and one sentence (im Prater blühn wieder die Bäume) that are typical, well-known signations for Vienna ...
as well as the same amount of signations from Taiwan collected by the participating students.
By means of vocal and instrumental improvisation, by analysing and deconstructing the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic features of our material and by translating the text fragments from German to Chinese and vice versa we would try to remix the basic elements and formulate a new structure that reflects both places.
Also movement and even costumes could be included into this concept (a baroque wig, a historical walking stick could be elements to play with from the Viennese side...), the dramaturgy and the „story“ we would invent together would depend on the place we would be working in.
April 2019, Reinhard Karger