AMGD (Italian premiere)
music by Giovanni Bertelli
mise en espace Kristiina Helin and Lotta Esko
lighting Jan Fendinger
commissioned by La Biennale di Venezia, Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart
with the support of the Culture Prpgramme of the European Union
world premiere: 21, 22 July 2012, Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Voice, theatre and music are a terrain for experimentation with infinite possibilities and a powerful impact in terms of image and communication: the multiplicity of elements at work, gesture word dramaturgy sound image, can lead to a ‘concerto scenico’, a melodrama, a micro-opera, instrumental theatre, performance, art song, sprechoper. In this field, the Biennale has engaged in an annual commitment with Musik der Jahrhunderte of Stuttgart to produce new experimental chamber operas.
This year, two thirty-year-olds, Francesca Verunelli, the winner of the Silver Lion at the 2009 Music Biennale, and Giovanni Bertelli will each, separately, stage their first musical theatre work on 10th October 2012 at the Teatro alle Tese (8:30 pm).
AMGD by Giovanni Bertelli, which stands for “aesthetica more geometrico demonstrata”, and was also an anagram with which musicians of centuries past signed their works and which meant “ad maiorem dei gloriam”, is built with a recurring chain of actions, inspired by a statistic process known as the “Markov chain”, repeated five times, with different variations each time.
Equally interesting will be the interpretation of the stage director, who for both works will be Finnish director Kristiina Helin, a long-time student of Jerzy Grotowski and Eugenio Barba.