Revolutions Per Minute
Object and music theater
for voice, flutes, friction drums, four air blowers, reed, light and fog (2018/19)
concept, dramaturgy, scenography, staging:
Ole Hübner, Leander Ripchinsky, Niels Wehr
voice, performance, improvisation: Julia Mihály
flutes, performance, improvisation: Sarah Heemann
performance: Niels Wehr
audio engineering: Ole Hübner
performances: January 11/12/15, 2019, Gallus Theater Frankfurt am Main
Supported by the Musikfonds e.V. and by the Frankfurt Cultural Office
In Revolutions Per Minute, objects and sounds are assembled into choreographic-compositional experimental arrangements. Visible and audible choreographies mix, complement each other, increasingly sabotage each other and unsettle our perceptions. Composition and choreography interrogate each other's genre, material, and possibilities. As scenic basic research, this performance takes the human and social perception of movement as its research object. What is movement and how do we perceive it? What moves us? Between uniqueness and repetition, the movements of the fan also put our imagination to the test: How do the images we perceive relate to our imagination? How do we deal with the limitations of our image repertoire, but also of the culturally available one?
With their constantly live compositions, the three artists Leander Ripchinsky, Ole Hübner and Niels Wehr simultaneously pose questions about how our experience and perception of movement and standstill affects our socio-cultural and political living spaces. Linked to this is the overall societal question of what movement, change, or revolution actually means. After the first sixth of the 21st century has played out, it becomes apparent that progress and collective learning do not necessarily proceed in a linear fashion, but to a certain degree have to be renegotiated again and again.