Von Mücken, Elefanten und der Macht in den Händen

Synopsis and Team

Bernhard Herbordt, Melanie Mohren (Concept, Text, Staging)
Hannes Galette Seidl (Composition)
Anike Sedello (Stage-Design)
Christopher Sprenger (Conductor)
Sebastién Roux (Electronics)
Helmut Bolik (Lighting)
Thomas Witzmann (Dramaturgy)
Producer: Theater Bonn (Germany), Fonds Experimentelles Musiktheater



“A game of power and its loss: the power in the hands of the instrumentalist combines the intimate seduction of the instrument with the power of the volume control. A game about the limits of music and theatre – a game of mosquitoes, elephants and other (unconsciously) powerful transformations.”

Background / Biographies

Bernhardt Herbordt and Melanie Mohren

are graduates of the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. They cooperate to create interdisciplinary spatial and audio installations, radio plays and theatre works in which both operate as directors, authors, producers and sound/ video designers. They have received many grants and prizes for their work. Herbordt and Mohren live in Hamburg.

Hannes Galette Seidl

studied composition with Nicolaus A. Huber, Th. Neuhaus and Beat Furrer. He has written for solo instruments, ensembles, live electronics and tape music. He has created his works with numerous well-known ensembles. In 2002, together with Maximilian Marcoll, he founded the electronic duo dis.playce; they perform regularly. He is also co-founder of stock11.de – Label für aktuelle Musik. He has received numerous awards and grants.