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Porno Adorno
Porno Adorno

Author(s): Monika Pasiecznik
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Johannes Kreidler; Audioguide; Centralstation in Darmstadt; Conceptual Music Theater; Video Art; Adorno

Summary/Abstract: Monika Pasiecznik reviews a project by renowned composer Johannes Kreidler – Audioguide (Centralstation in Darmstadt, premiere: 4.08.2014), described as conceptual music theater. This over-seven-hour spectacle is an eclectic work, combining video art (including pornographic films), music collages, and aspects of happenings. This play is, according to the author, an attempt to topple Theodor W. Adorno's theory on the shift in the music paradigm, which, according to the composers, stretches the capabilities of music and even its definition. Meanwhile, Kreidler conceptualizes music, extends the medium to include theater and art, and articulates important social and political ideas, without forgoing advanced audio strategies.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 123
  • Page Range: 96-99
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish