A youth militia takes ownership of the Faustian story and explores how the fairy tale can be told today. They know where the plug is in the old army riding arena. How a mixing desk works, and how to erect scaffolding. Producing sound recordings, eliciting sound from a record player and making music with washing machines, motors, chain hoists, transport systems and ammunition – no problem. All the paramilitary force has to do now, is combine its skills and ideas with the musicians of the Argovia Philharmonic. A tragicomic conflict erupts in touching, poetic and gruesome images about the interpretative sovereignty over a key work of 20th century music history.
CONCEPT, DIRECTION, SOUND Astride Schlaefli
TECHNIQUE, SCENOGRAPHY Christian Kuntner
DRAMATURGIE Fabienne Naegeli
PERFORMANCE Tringa Miftari, Céline Ort, Leyla Coskun, Claudio Naef, Zoë Suter, Noah Suter, Eva Keller, Michael Wolf, Sophie Wernli, Andreas Thierstein, Florence Schlumberger, Samuel Frei
MUSIC (ELECTRONIC): Strotter Inst. Ein Bauer im Anzug
ARGOVIA PHILHARMONIC: Douglas Bostock, Ulrich Poschner, Giulio Rubino, Francesco Negrini, Daniel Kühne, Marc Jausi, Christoph Bolliger, Pascal Iten
PHOTOGRAPHY Fabrice Nobs