An orchestra installation for in-walking orchestra and 8 buses
A journey through worlds of sound – this was the original idea for a new musical work for a series of family concerts.The listeners/audience should be able to walk through the "music", thus experiencing the individual parts of a piece up close. From a technical point of view this means: the orchestra is divided into individual sound groups which play the same piece simultaneously in different places (conducted by the “on-screen conductor”).
At the beginning, the audience is swallowed up by a whale (the orchestra) and walks through its insides. Different organs are allocated to the individual groups: the oboes are the gallbladder, the bassoons are the intestines, the trombones are the lungs. The composer also appears as the brain in his struggle for the musical piece.
Small groups from the audience are led by actors though some of the different stations. In addition to the direct impression of sound, the other musicians can still be heard in the far distance due to the nature of the location.
In the second part of the piece, the musicians and the audience meet at a central spot, the work is “brought together”. A new instrument group should be added: the audience. The score is arranged in such a way that the audience is integrated into colourful sound processes.
The actors will have two functions in this piece: they will work with the audience to practice their part, and they will form their own of sound using "voice" as an instrument.