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Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung

The eminent German playwright Heiner Müller gave an incredibly powerful reply to this question in his dramatic narrative Bildbeschreibung. He and she, trapped in a picture, enclosed in frozen time. It is only by analyzing this recorded moment that the author can dream up their possible stories, depict events that may have led them to this moment. All this supported by a sophisticated analysis of our reality and of timeless existential questions.

In sound this is inspired for me. I want to try.

The entire dramatic situation frozen in time, the frozen moment and its unreal status, begs to be complemented with music. He and she – two actor-singers – stuck in the picture, constantly comment on their present position or on the road that led them to it. The musicians are also part of the picture. 

The listeners gradually experience subsequent elements. This carefully designed journey through musically arranged space is like walking across a picture.
Agata Zubel, 2018



Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021. Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme and POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence.

 in Werke
6 September 2018
8.30 p.m.
Bolzano, Bahnhofsremise Transart Festival Bildbeschreibung UA

Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung World Premiere

Agata Zubel, Soprano
Frank Wörner, Bariton
Vera Fischer, bass flute

Eva Furrer, contrabass flute

Olivier Vivarès, contrabass clarinett
Gerald Preinfalk, saxophon,tubax

Anders Nyqvist, trumpet
Benedikt Leitner, violoncello
Aleksander Gabryś, doublebass
Florian Müller, keyboard

Peter Böhm & Markus Urban, sound design
conductor: Titus Engel 


The composer on her new work: Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung



Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021. Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme and POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence.

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27 September 2018
7.30 p.m.
Warsaw, ATM Studio Warschauer Herbst Bildbeschreibung EA

Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung Polish Premiere

Agata Zubel, Soprano
Frank Wörner, Bariton
Vera Fischer, bass flute

Eva Furrer, contrabass flute

Olivier Vivarès, contrabass clarinett
Anders Nyqvist, trumpet

Gerald Preinfalk, saxophon, tubax
Florian Müller, keyboard

Benedikt Leitner, violoncello
Aleksander Gabryś, doublebass
Peter Böhm & Markus Urban, sound design
conductor: Titus Engel 


The composer on her new work: Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung



Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021. Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme and POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence.




With support of

29 September 2018
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein Bildbeschreibung EA

A man and a woman, captured in an image, enclosed by frozen time. Heiner Müller has put what is not easily descried in the picture into words. Agata Zubel goes a level deeper.

Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung Austrian premiere

Agata Zubel, Soprano
Frank Wörner, Bariton
Vera Fischer, bass flute

Eva Furrer, contrabass flute

Olivier Vivarès, contrabass clarinett
Anders Nyqvist, trumpet

Gerald Preinfalk, saxophon,tubax
Florian Müller, keyboard

Benedikt Leitner, violoncello
Aleksander Gabryś, doublebass
Peter Böhm & Markus Urban, sound design
conductor: Titus Engel 


The composer on her new work: Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung

Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

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Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021. Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme and POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence.


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