Large as a cupboard, heavy as a human, delicate as a clockwork – the GRAVITAPHON. A new musical instrument.
It can only be played with an enormous amount of effort. Tilting, shifting motions and degrees of rotation are the parameters that determine, which acoustic sound will be heard. GRAVITAPHON is the development of a score, which is suited to the playing style of the instrument. GRAVITAPHON is the development of a playing style, a mixture of strength, choreography and craftsmanship. Physical exhaustion is a central component of the composition and the instrument is always unpredictable …
ARTISTIC DIRECTION Christian Grammel
INSTRUMENT Olaf Hochherz
PERFORMANCE Natalie Thomas
CHOREOGRAFIC SUPPORT Slava Gepner
TECHNICAL SUPORT+CONSTRUCTION Mathias Geoffroy
A production of Grammel+Hochherz+Sagardia coproduced by LOFFT – DAS THEATER. With support of Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt and Kunststiftung NRW.Website