Quartett

A podcast

“Ich bin ein sterbendes Konversationslexikon, jedes Wort ein Klumpen Blut.”

With Quartett the German author Heiner Müller delivered a masterpiece. He re-cut the 18th century epistolary novel Les liaisons dangereuses into a sinister game, in which the love couple Valmont and Merteuil take care of each other in a feverish ritual. They re-enact their injuries and escapades in role plays, in which words and sex are weapons in an old 'well played' game.

Quartett takes Heiner Müller's text as a starting point for a podacst. The sound space that opens up is a dark, associative flow of text and music. An auditory landscape in which the figures Valmont and Merteuil emerge in a game in which they drag their victims, Cécile and Madame de Tourvel, into a self-destructive vortex.

With music by Roy Orbison, Olivier Messiaen, Franz Schubert, Francis Poulenc, Anton Webern, Iggy Pop and electronic compositions by Jo Thielemans, this podcast drags you into an apocalyptic playground full of longing and fear.

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Muziektheater Transparant

Location Dates Hour
Studio Carwash (Antwerpen-Borgerhout)
+32/225.17.02
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22/9/2020
23/9/2020
20:00
20:00
Operadagen Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
+31 10 436 60 70
www.operadagenrotterdam.nl
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27/9/2020
27/9/2020
15:30
13:30
Toneelhuis Antwerpen (Antwerpen)
+32 3 224 88 44
www.toneelhuis.be
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21/5/2021
20:00

Direction: Wouter Van LooyText Adaptation: Wouter Van LooyVocals: Naomi BeeldensIsaak DuerinckEwout LehoucqKatrin LohmannLes Âmes Perdues Play: Naomi BeeldensIsaak DuerinckEwout LehoucqKatrin LohmannLes Âmes Perdues Electronical compositions: Jo Thielemansmontage: Jo Thielemans