19:30 Haus des Rundfunks

Mensch, Musik! #9 – “Leading (Astray)”

Paul Hindemith

„Mathis der Maler“, 1. Satz Engelskonzert

„G-Spot Tornado“ Orchesterfassung

„ ,said the shotgun to the head“

Dai Fujikura

“Tocar y luchar”

Franz Liszt

“Les Préludes”

Dwell Where The Dogs Dwell

Lili Boulanger

“D’un matin de printemps”

Jonathan Stockhammer


Jocelyn B. Smith

Rezitation und Gesang

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Tom Zips

Gesang und Gitarre

Schüler*innen der Sophie-Scholl-Schule



Text, Concept, Realisation

In „Leading (Astray)“, the last performance in the “Mensch, Musik!” series, the interdisciplinary performance focuses on Thomas Kessler’s/ Saul Williams’ work „ , said the shotgun to the head” for poetry speaker, rap choir and orchestra.

Life is constantly about questions of leadership and seduction, starting with the fact that I have to lead my own life and deal with the various seductions that present themselves to me. But seduction has never been as ubiquitous as it is today. Technological progress makes it possible more than ever to reach every individual at any time and in any place with targeted images and sounds. We are constantly exposed to the whispers of the various political, economic and erotic pick-up artists that populate the global public sphere.

How do I deal with this as an individual? Which guidance and which seduction do I seek? Which do I succumb to, which do I resist? Who do I allow to lead me? By whom will I be led astray? In other words: How do I find my own ground and how do I stand on it?

„Leading (Astray)” takes up these questions and expands them to include the consideration of how people can be seduced into doing good by aesthetic means.


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