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Composed Theatre

Composed Theatre

David Rebstock | David Roesner


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A unique contribution to an emerging field, Composed Theatre explores musical strategies of organization as viable alternative means of organizing theatrical work. In addition to insightful essays by a stellar group of international contributors, this volume also includes interviews with important practitioners, shedding light on historical and theoretical aspects of composed theatre.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Front Cover FC
Half-title 1
Title 3
Copyright 4
Contents 5
Acknowledgements 7
Introduction: Composed Theatre in Context 9
PART I: History and Methodology 15
Chapter 1: Composed Theatre: Mapping the Field 17
Chapter 2: Composition and Theatre 53
Chapter 3: 'Happy New Ears': Creating Hearing and the Hearable 81
PART II: Processes and Practices: Work Reports and Reflections 109
Chapter 4: 'It's all part of one concern': A 'Keynote' to Composition as Staging 111
Chapter 5: 'Theatre in small quantities': On Composition for Speech, Sounds and Objects 121
Chapter 6: ... To Gather Together What Exists in a Dispersed State ... 133
Chapter 7: From Interdisciplinary Improvisation to Integrative Composition: Working Processes at the Theater der Klänge 155
Chapter 8: 'Let's stop talking about it and just do it!': Improvisation as the Beginning of the Compositional Process 169
Chapter 9: Hearing Voices – Transcriptions of the Phonogram of a Schizophrenic: Music-theatre for Performer and Audio-visual Media 183
Chapter 10: Composing Theatre on a Diagonal: Metaxi ALogon, a Music-centric Performance 201
PART III: Processes and Practices: Portraits and Analyses 221
Chapter 11: 'Ça devient du théâtre, mais ça vient de la musique': The Music Theatre of Georges Aperghis 223
Chapter 12: Musical Conquest and Settlement: On Ruedi Häusermann's Theatre Work(s) 243
Chapter 13: Composing with Raw Materials: Daniel Ott's Music-theatre Portraits and Landscapes 257
Chapter 14: Permanent Quest: The Processional Theatre of Manos Tsangaris 279
PART IV: Discussion and Debate 293
Chapter 15: Composed Theatre - Discussion and Debate: On Terminology, Planning and Intuition, Concepts and Processes, Self-reflexivity and Communication 295
PART V: Discourse and Analysis 317
Chapter 16: 'It is not about labelling, it's about understanding what we do': Composed Theatre as Discourse 319
Contributors 363
Back Cover BC