June 8, 2014


With DINGEN, the choreographer Paul Wenninger and the composer Peter Jakober (fellow 2011–2013) follow the tracks of a discovery. Following the performance an artist talk on the topic of the »informed body« will take place. 

Date: June 8, 2014, 11:00 Uhr

Duration: June 8, 2014

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

DINGEN – Concert/Performance

The choreographer Paul Wenninger and the composer Peter Jakober (fellow 2011–2013) follow the tracks of a discovery with DINGEN: the Chordophone, a huge string instrument, which was discovered in 1835 in Aksum in modern Ethiopia during an excavation. The two artists used contemporary construction methods to rebuild the intstrument and to stage it in a situation between concert and performance from the viewpoint of different artistic positions.

Composition: Peter Jakober
Choreography and Staging: Paul Wenninger
Performance: Raúl Maia, Raphaël Michon
Sound engineering: Nik Hummer
Instrument making: Peter Jakober, Walter Krenmayr, Paul Wenninger
Production manager: Marlène Perronet
Production: Kabinett ad Co.
Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien

Kabinett ad Co. is subsidized by MA 7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Kulturabteilung Land Niederösterreich, SKE-Fonds. In cooperation with WIEN MODERN and Tanzquartier Wien.

Followed by

DER INFORMIERTE KÖRPER (The Informed Body) – Artist talk

The artists Peter Jakober and Paul Wenninger will talk about the topic of the »informed body« with the Austrian art critic Andreas Spiegl, the American computer scientist Robert Ochshorn, and the French curator Agnès Violeau. They will discuss the question how a body can affect its surroundings and which possibilities of information flow exist between composer, instrumentalist and the audience.

Peter Jakober and Marléne Perronet were fellows of Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2013 and Robert Ochshorn is currently a fellow in the field of Exact Sciences.

The event was initiated by Marlène Perronet (fellow 2011–2013) and takes place within the art, science & business program of Akademie Schloss Solitude.

The talk will be in English. 

In conjunction with »Der Sommer in Stuttgart 2014«. A cooperation of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, SWR 2.

Both events are supported by Institut français and Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication; Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Kunstsektion; Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin.

Admission free for both events.

Please register with: Sophie Ehrmanntraut, set@akademie-solitude.de