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.