Inszenierte Nacht

(Staged Night)
Staging of night-pieces by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel
2013

Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Ascolta

"The identities of masterpieces seem firmly fixed. Even before the concert begins, we know basically what they will sound like – which introduces the danger of becoming a museum object. The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen and the ensemble ascolta follow a different approach: like a theater director taking on a piece, Steen-Andersen performs famous pieces inspired by night (including its spooky side), from Bach to Ravel. He stages them afresh for ear and eye, updates and dusts them off – thus removing them from their historical distance into the here and now. In other words, instead of a fussy “reading of the classics,” he underscores the originally unsettling impact of these works. In Schumann’s Träumerei, time seems to stand still, while Ravel’s Scarbo morphs from a virtuoso piece into a horror trip and the famous revenge aria from The Magic Flute becomes a techno hymn by a drag queen. “Maybe that’s what Mozart’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and Ravel’s Gaspard sound like when you’re high on coke", remarked Stuttgarter Zeitung."

Program book of Lucerne Festival 2017

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Sep 23, 2020
18:30
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Sep 23, 2020
10:00
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Sep 22, 2020
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Mar 20, 2019
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensembe Ascolta
E-Werk
Freiburg
Germany
Feb 10, 2018
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
-
Athens
Greece
Aug 19, 2017
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
NeuBad
Luzern
Switzerland
Oct 28, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Festspielhaus Hellerau
Dresden
Germany
May 30, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
"Träumerei"
Ensemble Ascolta
Stuttgart Sommerfestival
Stuttgart
Germany
May 28, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Chiffren Festival
Kiel
Bermany
Mar 18, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Musique en Scene
Lyon
France
Dec 17, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Hateiva Concert Hall
Tel Aviv
Israel
Nov 21, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Bijloke
Gent
Belgium
Oct 23, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Helsinki
Finland
Oct 15, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Helsinki
Finland
Oct 15, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Barcelona
Spain
Jul 7, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Hindsgavl Festival
Hindsgavl
Denmark
May 11, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta and SSA
SPOR Festival
Aarhus
Denmark
Mar 6, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta and SSA
Salzburger Biennale
Salzburg
Austria
Mar 21, 2014
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
Ascolta Ensemble (as part of Maerz Musik)
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Berlin
Germany
Inszenierte Nacht

(Staged Night)
Staging of night-pieces by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel
2013

Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Ascolta

"The identities of masterpieces seem firmly fixed. Even before the concert begins, we know basically what they will sound like – which introduces the danger of becoming a museum object. The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen and the ensemble ascolta follow a different approach: like a theater director taking on a piece, Steen-Andersen performs famous pieces inspired by night (including its spooky side), from Bach to Ravel. He stages them afresh for ear and eye, updates and dusts them off – thus removing them from their historical distance into the here and now. In other words, instead of a fussy “reading of the classics,” he underscores the originally unsettling impact of these works. In Schumann’s Träumerei, time seems to stand still, while Ravel’s Scarbo morphs from a virtuoso piece into a horror trip and the famous revenge aria from The Magic Flute becomes a techno hymn by a drag queen. “Maybe that’s what Mozart’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and Ravel’s Gaspard sound like when you’re high on coke", remarked Stuttgarter Zeitung."

Program book of Lucerne Festival 2017

No items found.
Sep 23, 2020
18:30
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Sep 23, 2020
10:00
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Sep 22, 2020
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Mar 20, 2019
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensembe Ascolta
E-Werk
Freiburg
Germany
Feb 10, 2018
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
-
Athens
Greece
Aug 19, 2017
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
NeuBad
Luzern
Switzerland
Oct 28, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Festspielhaus Hellerau
Dresden
Germany
May 30, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
"Träumerei"
Ensemble Ascolta
Stuttgart Sommerfestival
Stuttgart
Germany
May 28, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Chiffren Festival
Kiel
Bermany
Mar 18, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Musique en Scene
Lyon
France
Dec 17, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Hateiva Concert Hall
Tel Aviv
Israel
Nov 21, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Bijloke
Gent
Belgium
Oct 23, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Helsinki
Finland
Oct 15, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Helsinki
Finland
Oct 15, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Barcelona
Spain
Jul 7, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Hindsgavl Festival
Hindsgavl
Denmark
May 11, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta and SSA
SPOR Festival
Aarhus
Denmark
Mar 6, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta and SSA
Salzburger Biennale
Salzburg
Austria
Mar 21, 2014
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
Ascolta Ensemble (as part of Maerz Musik)
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Berlin
Germany
Inszenierte Nacht

(Staged Night)
Staging of night-pieces by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel
2013

Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Ascolta

"The identities of masterpieces seem firmly fixed. Even before the concert begins, we know basically what they will sound like – which introduces the danger of becoming a museum object. The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen and the ensemble ascolta follow a different approach: like a theater director taking on a piece, Steen-Andersen performs famous pieces inspired by night (including its spooky side), from Bach to Ravel. He stages them afresh for ear and eye, updates and dusts them off – thus removing them from their historical distance into the here and now. In other words, instead of a fussy “reading of the classics,” he underscores the originally unsettling impact of these works. In Schumann’s Träumerei, time seems to stand still, while Ravel’s Scarbo morphs from a virtuoso piece into a horror trip and the famous revenge aria from The Magic Flute becomes a techno hymn by a drag queen. “Maybe that’s what Mozart’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and Ravel’s Gaspard sound like when you’re high on coke", remarked Stuttgarter Zeitung."

Program book of Lucerne Festival 2017

No items found.
Sep 23, 2020
18:30
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Sep 23, 2020
10:00
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Sep 22, 2020
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
/ Staged Night
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
Mar 20, 2019
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensembe Ascolta
E-Werk
Freiburg
Germany
Feb 10, 2018
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
-
Athens
Greece
Aug 19, 2017
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
NeuBad
Luzern
Switzerland
Oct 28, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Festspielhaus Hellerau
Dresden
Germany
May 30, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
"Träumerei"
Ensemble Ascolta
Stuttgart Sommerfestival
Stuttgart
Germany
May 28, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Chiffren Festival
Kiel
Bermany
Mar 18, 2016
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Musique en Scene
Lyon
France
Dec 17, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Hateiva Concert Hall
Tel Aviv
Israel
Nov 21, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Bijloke
Gent
Belgium
Oct 23, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Helsinki
Finland
Oct 15, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Helsinki
Finland
Oct 15, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
VTBA
Barcelona
Spain
Jul 7, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Hindsgavl Festival
Hindsgavl
Denmark
May 11, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta and SSA
SPOR Festival
Aarhus
Denmark
Mar 6, 2015
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta and SSA
Salzburger Biennale
Salzburg
Austria
Mar 21, 2014
22:00
Inszenierte Nacht
Ascolta Ensemble (as part of Maerz Musik)
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Berlin
Germany