Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9781783200160 Published December 2013
Cloth $64.50 ISBN: 9781841504568 Published April 2012

Composed Theatre

Aesthetics, Practices, Processes

Edited by Matthias Rebstock and David Roesner

Composed Theatre

Edited by Matthias Rebstock and David Roesner

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

367 pages | 20 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9781783200160 Published December 2013
Cloth $64.50 ISBN: 9781841504568 Published April 2012

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.

Introduction: Composed Theatre in Context
      David Roesner

Part I: History and Methodology
1. Composed Theatre: Mapping the Field
      Matthias Rebstock
2. Composition and Theatre
      Roland Quitt
3. 'Happy New Ears': Creating Hearing and the Hearable
      Petra Maria Meyer
Part II: Processes and Practices: Work Reports and Reflections
4. 'It's all part of one concern': A 'Keynote' to Composition as Staging
      Heiner Goebbels
5. 'Theatre in small quantities': On Composition for Speech, Sounds and Objects
      Michael Hirsch
6. ...To Gather Together What Exists in a Dispersed State...
      Jörg Laue
7. From Interdisciplinary Improvisation to Integrative Composition: Working Processes at the Theater der Klänge
      Jörg U. Lensing
8. 'Let's stop talking about it and just do it!': Improvisation as the Beginning of the Compositional Process
      George Rodosthenous
9. Hearing Voices—Transcriptions of the Phonogram of a Schizophrenic: Music-theatre for Performer and Audio-visual Media
      Nichoals Till
10. Composing Theatre on a Diagonal: Metaxi ALogon, a Music-centric Performance
      Demetris Zavros
Part III: Processes and Practices: Portraits and Analyses
11. 'Ça devient du théâtre, mais ça vient de la musique': The Music Theatre of Georges Aperghis
      Matthias Rebstock
12. Musical Conquest and Settlement: On Ruedi Häusermann's Theatre Work(s)
      Judith Gerstenberg
13. Composing with Raw Materials: Daniel Ott's Music-theatre Portraits and Landscapes
      Christa Brüstle
14. Permanent Quest: The Processional Theatre of Manos Tsangaris
      Jörn Peter Hiekel
Part IV: Discussion and Debate
15. Composed Theatre—Discussion and Debate: On Terminology, Planning and Intuition, Concepts and Processes, Self-reflexivity and Communication
      Edited by Matthias Rebstock and David Roesner
Part V: Discourse and Analysis
16. 'It is not about labelling, it's about understanding what we do': Composed Theatre as Discourse
      David Roesner

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