4 May 2019
8 p.m.
Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie, Recital Hall Internationales Musikfest Happiness Machine. 3 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien
Filmstill, © Elizabeth Hobbs — Die Flunder

In a live performance, ten animated films, ten new compositions and ten monologues, women artists of eleven European countries propose an alternative to the prevailing capitalist economic system.

Matthias Meinharter — Tiki Tiki Men
Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Sven Hartberger
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Gerald Preinfalk
Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Vera Fischer
Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Andreea Dosa
Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers

Vera Fischer
Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Christoph Walder
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine
Andreas Eberle

Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance
Mikael Rudolfsson

Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Anders Nyqvist
Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance

Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Staging: Jacqueline Kornmüller
Dramaturgy: Peter Wolf
Musical dramaturgy: Uli Fussenegger, Krassimir Sterev
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Film projection: Martin Repka

Additional event
Common Good Economy - what is behind the "economic model with a future"?
6.30 - 7.15 p.m., Elbphilharmonie - Kaistudio 1, Hamburg

The artists on their works:
Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions

Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces/Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

The video projections for "Happiness Machine" were realized with the software Isadora programmed by Mark Coniglio.