Music! Where are the violins?

Music dramaturgy in spoken theatre using the example of the Mühlheim an der Ruhr Theatre

For 5 1/2 months I observed the rehearsal work for Büchner's LEONCE UND LENA of the Mühlheimer THEATER AN DER RUHR, directed by ROBERTO CIULI. 3200 minutes of original sound were the material basis for this program, which plays on four levels: The rehearsal process, the documentation of the composition process, the discussion of the content of the piece and the formulation of a possible or necessary dramaturgy of the music in the spoken theater. All this - analogous to the play - accompanied by the music of mechanical musical instruments of the early 19th century, assembled in such a way that - also analogous to the play - its torn, fragmentary, frequently quoting character is preserved.

First broadcast: August 24, 1990

Cast & Crew

Uli Aumüller
Main Cast
Roberto Ciuli