Music by: Franck Bedrossian, Christophe Bertrand, Raphaël Cendo, Martin Grütter, Johannes Kreidler, Sarah Nemtsov, Alexander Schubert
Concept, Direction: Aliénor Dauchez
Musical Direction: Clemens Hund-Göschel, Miguel Pérez Iñesta
Set Design: Michael Kleine
Choreography: Sergiu Matis
Video: Stephan Talneau
Music: Zafraan Ensemble
Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi, Berlin
A Zafraan Ensemble production in cooperation with La Cage and Per Aspera
With support from Kofinanzierungsfonds Berlin, Fond franco-allenand pour la musique contemporaine, Délégué du gouvernement fédéral à la culture et aux médias (BKM), Initiative Neue Musik, Konzert des deutschen Musikrates.
The world is too small, because it is too big. ‘Démesure’ explores our generation’s loss of its bearings in a world saturated with information. The world is constantly revealing its immensity — its complexity is infinite, its interconnections innumerable. Endless options, and a metaphysical vertigo. ‘Démesure’ reacts to this with a ‘mise en corps’ of contemporary music by French and German composers, who write about the beauty of abundance, but also about the intuition of catastrophe, the spiralling expansion of a world confined within too narrow boundaries. The public is invited to metaphorically and physically explore this ambivalence alongside the musicians in a scenic and choreographic ritual of excess.