Sa 20:00
Music Theater/Performance

«Das irdische Leben» frei nach Gustav Mahler

Thom Luz & Ensemble

«Strange! When I listen to this music, I hear very specific answers to all my questions. What kind of world is this that emits such strange sounds and figures as a reflection...» Gustav Mahler noted in a letter to his wife Alma in 1903.

Thom Luz and Ensemble devote themselves to these strange sounds and figures in their new music theatre creation and set up a musical Mahler hall full of polyphonic absences with sounding heating radiators, lost pianos, exhausted androids and invisible string instruments. Because: «Time no longer has a destination - it is no longer human voices, but lonely planets and suns that circle around me.»

An invitation to a musical change of perspective, conceived for four people and at least twice as many shadows and machines, in which Mahler can be mirrored just as anew as the connection between world weariness and change optimism.

The evening is divided into three parts:

  1. The world before the people
  2. The people
  3. The world after the people.

And as in real life, there is no break.

This opens up a space of associations about the life of the earth and its inhabitants, who have become increasingly alienated from it.


Mara Miribung, Daniele Pintaudi, Samuel Streiff, Mathias Weibel (On the Stage); Thom Luz (Concept, Staging, Space); Mathias Weibel (Musical direction); Tina Bleuler (Costume design); Martin Hofstetter (Sound design); Jens Seiler (Technical direction/lighting design); Stephan Müller (Dramaturgical advice); Ramun Bernetta (Cpmmunication); Gabi Bernetta (Production management/diffusion); Thom Luz und Bernetta Theaterproduktionen (Production); Gare du Nord Basel (Coproduction)


Advance booking starts on 26 September from approx. 12:30.

Audience introduction at 19:00 in the Bar du Nord.
On 20.10. the performance will be followed by a Pot au feu at the Bar du Nord.


70 minutes, no break


New Pricing Policy

With the start of the season 22/23, a new pricing policy will apply at Gare du Nord.
Guests can now choose their own admission price between three different price levels.
CHF 35.- / 25.- / 15.-


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Students of the Academy of Music FHNW and of the Seminar of Music of the University Basle will still enjoy an entry fee of CHF 5.-.
Colourkey holders and children under 12 years will pay CHF 10.-

Season tickets

Prices freely selectable CHF 350.- / 250.- / 150.-
The season tickets include almost all events of the season 22/23.

Benefits of a season ticket: You can collect your ticket at the evening door and do not need a reservation. The seats for holders of season tickets will be blocked up to 15 minutes prior to showtime.

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