A pasticcio of works by W. A. Mozart conceived by Joachim Schlömer
Libretto: Joachim Schlömer and Bettina Auer based on Mozart’s letters
The second Odyssey, "Abendempfindung" (Evening Sensation) that was conceived by Joachim Schlömer forms a part of the Irrfahrten trilogy and is a pasticcio of Mozart arias, songs, instrumental pieces (including some for the rare and evocative glass harmonica) and letters.
This trilogy comprises three independent, self-contained performances that are motivically interwoven into a compelling whole through a great variety of references. Various artistic genres – music, theatre, dance and video – are fused into an original form of music theatre that could very well point to the future. Joachim Schlömer, a noted dancer, choreographer and director sees his project as the "odyssey of an artist from external control to self-determination." This concerns not only Mozart himself, but also the artist in general, and by extension, everyone who has overcome a crisis in their life to achieve their personal freedom.
Ann Murray, Singer
Marianne Hamre, Actress
Graham Smith, Dancer
Michael Hofstetter, conductor
Joachim Schlömer, stage director
Anaïs & Olivier Spiro, video directors
Recording dates: 29.07.| 06.08.| 14.08.2006