Together, choreographer Christine Gaigg, composer Bernhard Lang, computer musician Winfried Ritsch, and light designer and stage designer Philipp Harnoncourt create a cross-genre art work specially for the Helmut List Hall for the opening of steirischer herbst, whose individual elements are connected by invisible threads: the shop, the machines and the people become a meta-machine whose rules determine the processes.
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The opening performance on the styrian autumn 2010 will be done by 12 Autopianoplayers "Rhea". The piece is developed as collective with Christine Gaigg / Philipp Harnoncourt / Bernhard Lang / Winfried Ritsch (A)
A limited space in which machines make up their own world, that we can observe and analyse, but not influence; whose systems we hear, see and feel, but do not understand. A world to which we are exposed.
fotos of machine shop #1 is an installation performance for 12 automatic pianoplayers, 12 dancer, 12 soundplates and a meta-machine as opening performance of the styrian autumn festival Graz 2010.
The vision of “dancing music” is quite old and a lot of interactive implementations playing instruments with dance have been tried out. This interface of a dancer playing piano has targeted to the music-theater performance “Maschinenhalle #1” for 12 dancers, 12 sound-plates, 12 robot pianoplayers and control station. (also published in IMAC 2011 Proceedings, Aalborg University Press, 2012)
Another performance of Maschinenhalle #1 The piece is developed as collective with Christine Gaigg / Philipp Harnoncourt / Bernhard Lang / Winfried Ritsch (A)
documentary by lennart labarenz, Production Christine Gaigg/2nd nature
"Winfried Ritsch / Christine Gaigg / Bernhard Lang / Philipp Harnoncourt" 's robotic theatre machine shop #1 is one of the winners of the international competition, Music Theatre NOW