Music Theatre

Tato Taborda | Photo: Michael Scheidl

Forest Songs – An Interview with Tato Taborda

For the composition of Part Two of Amazonas, Tato Taborda spoke with shamans and anthropologists, and listened to the sound of the Yanomani flute and the singing of the rainforest.More ...
Klaus Schedl | photo: Michael Scheidl

Sculptor of Sound – An Interview with Klaus Schedl and Heinz Friedl

Composer Klaus Schedl and the musical director of the opera Amazonas Heinz Friedl explain how destruction can be a form of musical expression and why you shouldn’t violently shake pinball machines.More ...
Staging proof for Part Three of Amazonas – Music Theater in Three Parts at the ZKM-Media Theater | © ZKM; photo: Felix Gross

“I would never understand music without emotion” – An Interview with Ludger Brümmer

What can music do that words can never do? An interview with Ludger Brümmer, composer of Part Three of the opera.More ...
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Opera Reloaded – An Interview with Peter Weibel

Is opera a copy of the musical? How does molecular music sound? An interview with Peter Weibel, media artist and director of the ZKM, about the Amazon and the opera in the year 2009.More ...
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Strings and Dates. A Video Concert

Brazilian Amazonas composer Tato Taborda and Alexandre Fenerich are “Geralda”: a performance at the ZKM in Karlsruhe.More ...
Photo: Tilo Wagner

Behind the scenes. Rehearsals in Lisbon

Of ants, scientists and great expectations: Tilo Wagner has put together a selection of the participating artists’ comments as they rehearsed the second part of Amazonas Music Theatre in Lisbon.More ...