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Christian Henking’s new composition “In eines Spiegels Bläue” ventures a look into the disjointed ego of the Austrian poet Georg Trakl and translates its madness into a polyphonic music which compares the emotional abysses of structure and the concrete. Like will-o’-the-wisps, the figures wander through the space, restlessly and unsure between places in which an object or letter fix them momentarily in the tangible world. They meet and yet remain alone. At times, music and words supplement each other and everything becomes quiet and briefly quite clear. But then the image blurs and the world goes out of whack again. Trakl’s unabashed inwards view is also a look at us and the battle against the demons that lurk inside us all.


Komposition: Christian Henking
Mezzosopran: Leslie Leon
Violoncello: Martina Brodbeck
Klavier: Ingrid Karlen
Perkussion: Matthias Würsch

Regie: Michaela Dicu
Video/Fotografie: Anita Vozza
Dramaturgie: Simone von Büren
Produktionsleitung: Helena Tsiflidis (fonundtsu*)
Produktionsassistenz: Maxine Devaud

Gefördert durch:
Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fondation SUISA, Stiftung Wolf, HMSL Stiftung, Fachausschuss Musik BS/BL, SWISSLOS/Kultur Kanton Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Migros-Kulturprozent



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