Fr 20:00
Music Theater/Performance


Ensemble Proton Bern, Andreas Eduardo Frank

Together with composer Andreas Eduardo Frank, director Matthias Rebstock and scenographer Sabine Hilscher, the Ensemble Proton Bern embarks on a search for a raw, untamed version of the self. «PLATZEN PLATZEN PLATZEN» is an experiment in which the people on stage listen deep inside themselves. What does the inner imbalance sound like? What would a day look like without self-imposed filters and control mechanisms? Thinking along clear lines is undermined for this experimental set-up and allows what is otherwise suppressed: We let it burst!
Sound and performance emerge from loss of control. Emotions inflate and burst, consciousness seems fragmented. But it is precisely in this state that windows and new possibilities open up to think, hear and see differently. In the stage design, two and three dimensions merge. Graphics, projection and stage objects create an aesthetically unique, installative "world of place".

Andreas Eduardo Frank is one of the most interesting composers of our time. The ensemble's first encounter with the German composer took place in 2016 on the occasion of the première of his work «samouraï progressive». From August 24, Andreas Eduardo Frank will also take over responsibility for the artistic programme as part of the Gare du Nord co-directing team, succeeding Désirée Meiser.

Matthias Rebstock works as a director in the field of contemporary music theatre. His work focuses on developing pieces at the interface between music, theatre and digital media as well as premieres of music theatre and new operas.

Sabine Hilscher studied fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts and is a German stage and costume designer for opera, drama and new music theatre.


Matthias Rebstock (director), Sabine Hilscher (scenography), Bettina Berger (flute), Martin Bliggenstorfer (oboe), Richard Haynes (clarinet), Elise Jacoberger (bassoon), Vera Schnider (harp), Coco Schwarz (piano), Maximilian Haft (violin), Jan-Filip Ťupa (violoncello)


Andreas Eduardo Frank (*1987): «PLATZEN PLATZEN PLATZEN» (2023, world premiere)


70 minutes, no break


CHF 35.-/25.-/15.- (free choice at the box office or in advance)
Free admission applies to persons with residence permit N, F or S. / CHF 5.- students of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW and the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel / CHF 10.- members Colourkey and children under 12 years.



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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Persons with a residence permit N, F or S.

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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