To the Common Good ! 20 Women Animate a European Conversation about the Future of the World
Film still, © Ana Nedeljković — The Happiness Machine
Film still, © Andrea Schneider — Generator / Operator
Film still, © Elizabeth Hobbs — The Flounder
Film still, © Eni Brandner — PANTOPOS
Film still, © Joanna Kożuch — Music Box
Film still, © Michelle Kranot — Suggestion of Least Resistance
Film still, © Rebecca Blöcher — Lickalike
Film still, © Samantha Moore — Bloomers
Film still, © Susi Jirkuff — Measuring the Distance
Film still, © Vessela Dantcheva — Hierarchy Glitch


The Common Good Economy is based on the very same constitutional and core values which allow our relationships to flourish – i.e. building trust, mutual esteem, co-operation, solidarity and sharing.
(Christian Felber, Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie, Piper, new edition 2018)

In ten animated films and ten new compositions, women artists of eleven European countries propose an alternative to the prevailing capitalist economic system. Their work is based on a resolution which was adopted on September 17, 2015 by the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union with a voting majority of 90%, in which the Common Good Economy by the Austrian author Christian Felber was hailed as “a sustainable economic model for social cohesion” and recommended for incorporation “both into the European as well as the national legislative framework” of all member states of the European Union.

The Common Good Economy is based on the very same constitutional and civil rights that allow our personal relationships to flourish: consideration, trust, appreciation, cooperation, solidarity and sharing. The model provides for a revision of the legal conditions governing economic life. Current laws encourage and reward the egotistical pursuit of limitless profit, reckless consumption of resources and competition bent on displacement. In future, economic laws should promote considerations of the common good, cooperation, and the environment-friendly use of resources. Companies are rewarded for mutual help and collaboration. Competition is possible and allowed, but will result in the kind of disadvantages which are the result of policies that adhere to common good and cooperative standards in the economic field of today.

The music and the films for this project were created in close collaboration between two women artists each. New modes of interaction between screen and ensemble allow for fresh approaches to reflection and participation; music and film at times go their own way, separating the artistic forms which are usually combined in a musical film in order to reassemble them in a novel fashion.

Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Peter Böhm & Florian Bogner, sound design

 

To the Common Good ! – The Movies and the Compositions

To the Common Good ! is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women, 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 Common Good Economy is based on the very same constitutional and core values which allow our relationships to flourish – i.e. building trust, mutual esteem, co-operation, solidarity and sharing.
(Christian Felber, Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie, Piper, new edition 2018)

4 May 2019
8 p.m.
Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie Internationales Musikfest To the Common Good ! 20 Women Animate a European Conversation about the Future of the World

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

Film / Music
Michelle Kranot / Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance
Samantha Moore / Malin Bång — Bloomers

Rebecca Blöcher / Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Eni Brandner / Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Elizabeth Hobbs / Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder

Andrea Schneider / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator / Operator

Joanna Kożuch / Ying Wang — Music Box

Susi Jirkuff / Joanna Bailie —
Measuring the Distance
Vessela Dantcheva / Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Ana Nedeljković / Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine

Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Peter Böhm & Florian Bogner, sound design



The artists on their works:
To the Common Good ! – The Movies and the Compositions

To the Common Good ! is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women, with special funding from the Kulturstiftung des Bundes 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.

4 March 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein To the Common Good ! 20 Women Animate a European Conversation about the Future of the World 10 x EA

Listening is the best means of providing a fresh insight into the seemingly unalterable. The international economic system is put on trial by music.

Film / Music (Austrian premieres)
Michelle Kranot / Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance
Samantha Moore / Malin Bång — Bloomers

Rebecca Blöcher / Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Eni Brandner / Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Elizabeth Hobbs / Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder

Andrea Schneider / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator / Operator

Joanna
Kożuch / Ying Wang — Music Box
Susi Jirkuff / Joanna Bailie
— Vermessung der Distanz

Vessela Dantcheva / Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Ana Nedeljković / Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine

Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Peter Böhm & Florian Bogner, sound design



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

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The artists on their works:
To the Common Good ! – The Movies and the Compositions

To the Common Good ! is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women, with special funding from the Kulturstiftung des Bundes 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.


8 February 2019
7 p.m.
Stuttgart, Theaterhaus/T1 Eclat Festival To the Common Good ! 20 Women Animate a European Conversation about the Future of the World 10 x UA

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

Film / Music (world premieres)
Michelle Kranot / Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance
Samantha Moore / Malin Bång — Bloomers
Rebecca Blöcher / Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Eni Brandner / Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Elizabeth Hobbs / Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Andrea Schneider / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator / Operator
Joanna
Kożuch / Ying Wang — Music Box
Susi Jirkuff / Joanna Bailie —
Measuring the Distance
Vessela Dantcheva / Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Ana Nedeljković / Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine


Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Peter Böhm & Florian Bogner, sound design



The artists on their works:
To the Common Good ! – The Movies and the Compositions

To the Common Good ! is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women, with special funding from the Kulturstiftung des Bundes 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.

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