Woyzeck Quartet

A Piece for Five Performers
Commissioned by Eleusis 21

European Capital of Culture

and Athens & Epidauros Festival

Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck performed by a reduced international cast of five, a post-punk band with an operatic approach and original music score inspired by Alban Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ challenging the idea of United Europe.
Texts in performance: Georg Büchner’s ‘Woyzeck’, Angela Merkel’s speech on ‘Economy of the housekeeping’, Georg Büchner’s ‘The Messenger of Hessen’ (Der Hessische Landbote) etc.

Credits

Concept + Adaptation + Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou

Performers: Hendrik Arnst, Adrian Frieling (theremin), Argyris Xafis (electric guitar, harmonica, vocals), Fotini Papadodima (keyboards, vocals), Tilemachos Moussas (electric guitar, loops, efx)

Music Composition + Arrangements + Sound Design: Tilemachos Mousas
Translation: Koralia Sotiriadou
Set + Costume Design: Aristotelis Karananos, Alexandra Siafkou
Lighting Design: Alekos Anastasiou

Assistant to Director: Efi Revmata

Performances

Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2012: 12-14.07.2012
Peireos 260, Building E, Athens, Greece

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Reviews

Papakonstantinou fearlessly explores the glaring and startling associations of the above connection…

Director Elli Papakonstantinou discerns a clear analogy between Woyzeck—the victim of those in power, the guinea pig of the educated elite—and contemporary Greece vis-à-vis the European troika, the guinea pig of Europe […] 

Manolis Vamvounis |  Mixtape | 15.07.2012

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