François-Xavier Roth und Philippe Manoury © Holger Talinski

Coproduction of Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, IRCAM, Philharmonie de Paris and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

With kind support of Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikstiftung

Sponsored by Kunststiftung NRW

Das Making-Of wirft in mehreren folgen einen Blick in den intensiven Probenprozess zu einem Werk, das sich zwischen Konzert, Theater und Oratorium bewegt.

Folge 1: Gib uns Deine Stimme

Folge 2: Gehversuche

Folge 3: Alle in einem Boot 

Folge 4: Abfahrt

On 21. May 19 live on the internet


Symphony concert 10

Manoury | Rinnat Moriah - Soprano, Tora Augestad - Mezzosoprano, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Sebastian Rudolph - Actors, SWR Vokalensemble, Thomas Goepfer - Electronics, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Nicolas Stemann - Stage director, François-Xavier Roth - Conductor
  • 19.05.2019 Sunday 11:00 h, Kölner Philharmonie
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  • 20.05.2019 Monday 20:00 h, Kölner Philharmonie
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  • 21.05.2019 Tuesday 20:00 h, Kölner Philharmonie
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Philippe Manoury »Lab.Oratorium« for voices, orchestra and live electronics (2018-19)

Rinnat Moriah Soprano
Tora Augestad Mezzosoprano
Patrycia Ziolkowska Actress
Sebastian Rudolph Actor
SWR Vokalensemble
Thomas Goepfer Computerized musical realisation
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
Nicolas Stemann Stage director
François-Xavier Roth Conductor

»But where are we going?« Ingeborg Bachmann asks in her poem »Reklame« [advertisement]. A man and a woman ask themselves the same question. They are in Cologne’s Philharmonic Hall together with many other concert-goers, with the Gürzenich Orchestra and its General Music Director Francois-Xavier Roth. »But what happens?« The music begins, picks up speed: a blustering auditory voyage on the high seas. Departure to new worlds? Or an odyssey to familiar shores? In the concluding part of his Cologne trilogy, Philippe Manoury assembles voices, instruments and electronics to catch a glimpse of our ever-changing world »by all available technological means«. He is developing his »Lab.Oratorium« together with director Nicolas Stemann: a staged concert where they take the audience along on a grand journey. From the cradle of Europe to present-day beaches, where people on the move meet: »My dear brother, when will we build a raft to float down the sky on? « After the Cologne premiere, the Gürzenich Orchestra will present this great new work to an international audience outside of Cologne, namely at the Musikfest Hamburg and the opening of the »Manifeste« festival in Paris.

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