Documentary film maker Felix Hentschel accompanied the production of the Mixed-Reality-Techno-Opera MAYA and held talks with the artists involved. The resulting film (ca. 40 min) illuminates the development of the Maya character and provides insights into the conception of the music and the design of the MAYA augmented reality app.
BMW honoured the 41 best dealers worldwide in 2017 with the Excellence in Sales Award at a ceremony in the BMW Group Classic. For the award ceremony I conceived five musical show acts, which formed a journey through the last 150 years of innovations in musical instrument making.
Martin Farkas shows a city left alone with its history. His film tells a completely uneducated and open story of fear, peer pressure and historical trauma, xenophobia, false mourning and the political abuse of emotions. And it shows how strongly the present is connected with the past.
As the worlds first Augmented Reality opera, MAYA staged the former heating plant Munich-Aubing as a historic site. Through the AR-app on the own smartphone, the spectator betook himself in the perspective of a new civilization in the distant future, and looked back in amazement on the demise of our current civilization in the near future.
VERGEHEN is an opera that you walk. Simply download the VERGEHEN app to your smartphone, take your headphones and walk at the Munich river Isar. You can walk VERGEHEN on any day at any time and in any weather.
The audience sits in the pharmacy and looks through the shop windows onto Pasing Station Square. Viola, an apparently sad and disoriented woman, appears on the scene. She seems to be in shock, having lost touch with time and space: "Is that inside or outside now? Is it still yesterday today?"
For the album of Stoner Rock Band Colour Haze "To the highest gods we know" I created wind and string arrangements which we recorded, among others, with the Modern String Quartett, fully analog on 24 track 2" tape.
There is no alternative. The public debate is under the seal of fatalism. There is no other objective than that of universal restrictions. Happy Happy brings together, in a sort of cabinet of wonders, impressions, quotations and scenes to become the plea for autonomy and co-humanity. The opera, written for a singer and a chorus, explores, in so doing, the connection between individual and crowd. It turns out that the person's singing gets lost in the hot-tempered aspiration of the multitude at the celebration. And life goes on. Happy Happy. (Commissioned by the National Opera Montpellier)
Live sound design for concerts of the Musica Viva series of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, e.g. on 6 February 2014 with Helmut Lachenmann and Peter Eötvös in the Herkulessaal of the Residenz Munich.