FIASKO – Opera-Installation

By K.A.U.&Wdowik / Blecharz

FIASKO is a transeuropean opera installation that takes up the tradition of opera and transforms it into a contemporary, open form. Starting from the metaphor of the loss of voice and against the background of current European conflicts, the directorial team K.A.U. &Wdowik, composer Wojtek Blecharz and cinematographer Dino Osmanovic embarked on a cinematic journey to Europe’s easternmost border.

From Germany across the Bay of Gdańsk to Kaliningrad, they encountered reverberating expressions of local traditions – such as a traditional costume group performing circle dances on the grounds of a former ammunition factory, the humming songs of Polish peasant women plucking down, or hunting horn players and bagpipers with imposing wind instruments. The artists combine their encounters with people, musical styles and stories in impressive images. Composer Wojtek Blecharz combines the musical material of the traditional groups in the film with alienated reminiscences from the classical opera repertoire and his own compositions.

Accordion Stefanie Mirwald // Paetzold Recorder Sylvia Hinz // Vocals Rupert Enticknap (Jessica Gadani, Dresden)

Idea, Realization K.A.U.&Wdowik // Composition Wojtek Blecharz // Cinematography Dino Osmanovic // Light and Sound Jones Seitz // Camera Asstenz Benjamin Schmid // Production Management Theresa Willeke, Silvia Dudek

funded in fonds Doppelpass


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