CODA - Bach Cello suite in C minor
The THEATER DER KLAENGE employed itself since several years
by intermedia forms of dance, electronic music and interactive
live video as a logical advancement of the Bauhaus beginning
of the twenties.
As a continuation in particular of own works like HOEReographien
and SUITE intermediale the premiere of a new work with
the title "CODA - Bach Cello suite in C minor"
is planned for 2013/14.
The focus of the work in CODA lies with the dancer's broads
interaction possibilities with light and video. Logically the
music of classical manner serves first as a temporal structural
giver for the dance.
J.S.Bach music - and there in particular the dance cello suites
- are in themselves already a work of variations about "old"
dances in their time. Bach uses this possibility despite practical
purposes for enlargements, variations and contrapoint reflektions
about dance forms known still at that time. Continuing this
concept in our time for the directing and musical construction,
a visual music originates to six cello sentences of Bach from
dance and composed light in the structure of the music from
The baroque music presentation inspires to references to the
very geometrical dance forms of the baroque, also, like on ornamental
art in the light, again moulder the dancing body as a moved
image plane is of use. Thus a very sensuous history bridging
whole piece of art from dance originates to Bach's cello music
in a very modern moved light conversion on the basis of baroque
dance forms, like Allemande, Sarabande or Gigue.
In the second part of the program the 6 dance sentences of the
cello suite are repeated. However, in the repetition the dancers
are by their movements at the same time also musicians of an
electronic music which takes the Bach Cello-Sounds as musical
material, which is controlled electronically by the movements
The media music resulting from this steers directly also the
abstract interactive Video-Interaction of the Scenography which
again cites baroque scenic forms.
The premiere of the piece is planned for Wednesday, 8th of January,
2014 in the Dusseldorf FFT-Juta. Till the 11th of January, 2014
there will be with three other performances a total of 4 first
performances in Dusseldorf.