Der Sonne entgegen

Synopsis and Team

Lucia Ronchetti (Composition)
Steffi Hensel (Text)
Michael von zur Mühlen (Staging)
Anne Hölk (Stage-Design, Costumes)
Askan Geisler (Conductor)
Thomas Seelig (Electronics and Sound)
Thomas Witzmann (Dramaturgy)

Producer: Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Fonds Experimentelles Musiktheater NRW


“New and old frontiers of our hyper-communicative world are the main subjects, the point of departure of the project. It is about the hopes and fears that come along with the promises of our new hyper-communicative world. The dramaturgy follows the multiple transformations of the 14 performers in fragmented, associatively connected, and dramatic situations. “

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Background / Biographies

Lucia Ronchetti

received her doctorate in Musicology at the École Pratique des Hautes Studes en Sorbonne in Paris and then studied composition with Gérard Grisey. She also studied computer music at the Paris TRCAM with Tristan Murail. She received numerous grants and awards. In addition to her work as a composer she is a teacher of composition at the conservatory in Salerno.

Michael von zur Mühlen

studied musicology and philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin, as well as conducting at the University of Music Hanns Eisler. After numerous positions as an assistant with Achim Freyer and Peter Konwitschny he then directed his own works. For Vanitas and Last Desire at the Forum Neues Musiktheater der Staatsoper Stuttgart 2004 he was recommended as the best director of up-and- coming works in the Opernwelt yearbook.