Königliche Membranwerke - Nomictic Solutions

Compositions commissioned by the City of Munich for the Munich Biennale
A production of the Munich Biennale in cooperation with the City of Munich's artist residence, Villa Waldberta
In cooperation with the Munich School for Adult Education, House Buchenried
Sponsored by the Cultural Fond Bavaria

Composition, concept and direction: Miika Hyytiäinen und Nicolas Kuhn; dramaturge: Christiane Plank; concept, direction, video design and text: Babylonia Constantinides; stage and costume design, concept and direction: Anna Maria Münzner

With: Marie-Sophie Pollak (CEO), Felix Schwandtke (CEO male voice), Eberhard Lorenz (Senior Chef), Caroline Ebner (Scientist), Martina Koppelstetter (Press officer), Kai Wangler (first assistant to the management (accordion)), Samuel Stoll (second assistant to the management (solo-horn)), Fabian Reinhard and Bence Sóvágó (assistants to the management (horn)), Matyas Gergö (assistant to the press officer (tuba))

An important date of the Munich Biennale outside of Munich: In Villa Waldberta, idyllically located on Lake Starnberg, the Royal Membrane Works will present an innovative audio-sensitive monitoring system by the name of "Nomictic Solutions." The automatized voice analysis identifies micro-scarring on vocal cords and evaluates them. As part of the exclusive business meeting, the core team of the Royal Membrane Works leads the audience, as potential customers, into the depths of vocal identity constructions. The real space and the natural disposition of language and singing voices will be filtered and reality will be transformed through the situational removal of borders. In the end, the voice analysis will be demonstrated live and exemplarily in the middle of the aquatic storage medium of Lake Starnberg. A location-specific music theater work with investment potential. There is also a shuttlebus from the suburban train (S-Bahn) station "Starnberg-Nord"!

Miika Hyytiäinen composition, concept und direction

Miika Hyytiäinen was born in 1982 in Helsinki. At the Berlin University of the Arts he studied composition and experimental music theater under Daniel Ott. In 2014 his piece "You Are Here" won the "Opera and the Media of the Future" competition, which is organized by the Glyndebourne Opera House and the University of Sussex. His chamber opera "La Figure de la Terre" celebrated its world premiere in 2013 at Sophiensäle Berlin. In 2012 "Omnivore," his opera for mobile telephones in collaboration with the Finnish national opera house, had its premiere. In addition, Hyytiäinen has composed diverse chamber music works. He has been working on his doctorate since 2014 at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. To this day his compositions have been performed in France; Japan; the Netherlands; England; and all of the Northern European countries.

Nicolas Kuhn composition, concept und direction

Nicolas Kuhn, born in 1989 in Stuttgart, studied composition under Mark Andre and Manos Tsangaris at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden from 2010 to 2015. He has been continuing his studies in composition and orchestral conducting since 2016 at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf under José Maria Sánchez Verdú and Rüdiger Bohn. His music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Recherche and Dresdner Philharmonie, and by interpreters such as El Perro Andaluz and Susanne Leitz-Lorey (Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart). Works by Nicolas Kuhn have been performed at, among others, the Lucerne Festival; Tonlagen Dresden; and as part of the "off program" of the Donaueschinger Musiktage. He has received various scholarships and awards, most recently the Sächsische Musikbund's sponsorship award for young composers and musicologists.

Christiane Plank dramaturge

Babylonia Constantinides concept, direction, video and text

Anna Maria Münzner stage and costume design, concept and direction

Cast & credits

Composition, concept and direction: Miika Hyytiäinen und Nicolas Kuhn

dramaturge: Christiane Plank

concept, direction, video design and text: Babylonia Constantinides

stage and costume design, concept and direction: Anna Maria Münzner

With: Marie-Sophie Pollak (CEO), Felix Schwandtke (CEO male voice), Eberhard Lorenz (Senior Chef), Caroline Ebner (Scientist), Martina Koppelstetter (Press officer), Kai Wangler (first assistant to the management (accordion)), Samuel Stoll (second assistant to the management (solo-horn)), Fabian Reinhard and Bence Sóvágó (assistants to the management (horn)), Matyas Gergö (assistant to the press officer (tuba))

Künstlerhaus der Landeshauptstadt München / Villa Waldberta

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