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44 Harmonies from Apartment House 1776

By Christoph Marthaler and cast

Does the title of Christoph Marthaler’s first production at the Schiffbau in over ten years sound mysterious? Yes. And no. Because everything will quickly become clearer when it gets about that the title was conceived by the American composer John Cage (1912–1992) for a work written in 1976 that is about both the simultaneous singing of American hymns and signs of severe disintegration in terms of our perception of space and time. No wonder Marthaler and his ensemble are especially looking forward to entering these levitating landscapes of sound. And because Cage’s research into the interaction between nature, coincidence, everyday life and experience has its full impact only when apparently disparate elements come together, „44 Harmonies from Apartment House 1776“ abruptly opens the door onto a universe that John Cage especially admired: the majestically prolific world of mushrooms!

With Benito Bause, Marc Bodnar, Raphael Clamer, Bendix Dethleffsen, Ueli Jäggi, Bernhard Landau, Elisa Plüss, Graham F. Valentine , Susanne-Marie Wrage, Hyazintha Andrej, Isabel Gehweiler, Nadja Reich, Vanessa Hunt Russell
Christoph Marthaler
Bühne und Kostüme
Anna Viebrock
Musikalische Leitung
Bendix Dethleffsen
Malte Ubenauf
Lighting Designer
Christoph Kunz
Assistant Director
Clara Dobbertin
Assistant Stage Designer
Anna Brotankova
Assistant Costume Designer
Iva Ivanova
Internship Stage Design
Xandi Vogler
Stage Manager
Dagmar Renfer
Katja Weppler

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