Outsourcing, a growing demand for flexibility and new Internet-generated possibilities have fundamentally transformed working life. The difference between private and public, or maintenance and entertainment are no longer clearly definable in terms of “work” and “leisure”. As our view of work has changed, so has our understanding of artistic production. The artists Daniel Kötter and Rebecca Ringst of the group “labor für musik:theater“ have made a documentary film that portrays those who have especially felt the impact of this transformation – former industrial workers, local politicians, artists and curators. The subject of labour is the basis for twelve portraits and was presented as a documentary film installation and a multimedia opera production of Schönberg’s music theatre piece Die glückliche Hand [The Lucky Hand]. The protagonists of the film also played the roles in Schönberg’s one-act piece and were accompanied by a live chorus and orchestra.

Artistic director: Daniel Kötter; musical director: Peter Rundel; set and room design: Rebecca Ringst

Artistic director/Video: Daniel Kötter
Film: Nadine Bors-Neumann, Peter Conradi, Xavier Güell, Jean Baptiste Joly, Peter Laudenbach, Harry Lehmann, Heike Mertens, Helga de la Motte-Haber, Anna Ptak, Jan Ritsema, Berthold Schneider, Tom Stromberg.

Dramaturge/Assistant to the director: Juliane Beck, Set and room design: Annett Hunger, Director of photography/Video: Alina Rojas, Sound: Daniel Teige, Luca Ortega, Hannes Seidl, Alexander Houtkruijer, Technical director video: Heiko Scheufler, Production/Project coordination: Hendrik Unger, Production assistants: Nicola Ahr, Lena Mody.

Arnold Schönberg "Die glückliche Hand" [The lucky hand]. Drama with music. op. 18 for Baritone, Choir and Orchestra: RSO Stuttgart, Peter Rundel, SWR Vokalensemble, Baritone Dietrich Henschel.

A Coproduction of ECLAT Festival Neue Musik Stuttgart with Kulturamt der Stadt Stuttgart, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-
Württemberg and Südwestrundfunk. With the assistance of Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Venues and schedule:
ECLAT Festival Neue Musik Stuttgart, Theaterhaus 1, world premiere: 13 February 2011
Additional performances: Fundação Casa da Música Porto (Portugal), 2012

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