...über Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel
Song play with enviroment and ballet by Sven-Åke Johansson and Alexander v. Schlippenbach
Shelley Hirsch: vocals
Sven-Åke Johansson: vocals, accordeon
Anne LeBaron: harp
Wolfgang Fuchs: saxophone, clarinets
Tristan Honsinger: cello
Alexander v. Schlippenbach: piano,
Paul Lovens: percussion, drums
Regina Baumgart: dance
Stage design: Claudia Doderer / Libretto: Sven-Åke Johansson / Dramaturge: Klaus Peter Kehr
First performance: 1986 in the Kammertheater der Staatsoper, Stuttgart
Other performances: Stadttheater Gütersloh, 1986; same cast at Hebbeltheater, Berlin; New Staging by Fritz Rahmann, 1994,
stage design: Doderer, same cast + Dietmar Diesner: saxophone
The stars in the sky fade when the big trailer is hidden. It's the same way in the construction firm. When the construction trailer doesn't appear,
then one can't sense anything "elevating". These days people dig around a lot, around the corner, in front of the corner, even on the corner – what are they looking for?
A lot of these diggers spend a large part of their life, rain or snow, in phases of costume-change in the so-called construction trailers, which are usually set up in the immediate vicinity of the construction sites, construction trailers of the firm Bilfinger & Berger, Bartel-Bau, Blobert & Hofgrefe, and so on.
They unswervingly accompany machines – in the cities, blocked off areas, detour zones – of all colors and sizes with saw teeth or lever mechanisms:
a murky, never-ending circle. Alas, here stands the circle as starting position for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
in order to create a group of familiar faces between the objects of the most everyday relations, between construction machines and musical instrument ? – optically.
Sound and noise are different: the real relation in modern music to involuntarily recorded noises of the street, to different mechanisms of machine-movement, automobiles, etc.?