The Cold Trip
Foto: Sophia Wedemeyer_STW Berlin

The Cold Trip - Presentation of the live stream with Q&A

Q&A with Bernhard Lang and the staff and cast of the project.

A music theatre project based on the play of the same name by Bernhard Lang. 

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"Monadology XXXII "The Cold Trip" pt. II" for female voice, piano and electronic sounds opens the listener a composed (re)encounter with Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise", both as an overwriting and stock-taking, which formally and narratively follows Schubert's work, questioning it with regard to its sustainability within current coordinates of being, perception and feeling, with the means of alienation, quasi-quotation and reinvention in the spirit of Franz Schubert as a contemporary, partly affirmative, partly contrastive, often ironic, but always with respect for this magnum opus of Western song creation, with which the here and now collides, at the same time bringing out the timeless and the time-bound in it.

From the examination of this work a music theater evening was created, which follows three female figures who try to break out of their isolation.
They confront themselves with the cold, the loneliness, only to negate it in the next moment. They encounter their isolation with a parodied sentimentality, with a wink of the eye, and in doing so defy the constant failure of their coping strategies.

The project had its premiere in Berlin on April 5, 2019. This was followed by an invitation from the Bolivian Goethe Center in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The guest performance was cancelled due to the Corona Pandemic. We will therefore return to the original performance location and rework the play for the internet.

A team of mainly student artists stages and realizes the opera. Detailed information about the artists can be found here. 


17 September 2020


07:30 PM to 09:00 PM


  • Stage & Music


€ 0


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