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FUCK MARRY KILL # 2: Warten auf Gertrud oder das Treffen der 100 Wunderkinder

Thursday, 12. October 2023 to Sunday, 15. October 2023

12.-14.: 7.30 pm
15.10.: 5.00 pm

Villa Elisabeth

music theater | performance | song | female composers

FUCK MARRY KILL (Foto: Jens Wenzel)

„Warten auf Gertrud oder das Treffen der 100 Wunderkinder“ deals with the song oeuvre of 100 female composers from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Unjustly forgotten, female composers are hailed as prodigies during their lifetime, but find no entry into the canon of music history and are systematically erased from the chronicles of music historiography.

The negation of the artistic abilities of female composers has a long tradition and continues to have an effect today. The evening explores the causes of this and organizes the discourses. Taking up the idea of the arguable salon, an ephemeral archive of songs of all genres and languages will be created, transcultural and cross-stylistic. Together with an actress, a pianist, four singers, a girls' choir, and a brass ensemble, we interrogate song for its political, aesthetic, and social explosive power.

How can we understand the artistic work of female composers as a fundamental part of classical music and not as a gender-specific exception? The team of FUCK MARRY KILL re-examines the musical past and the artistic future.

Vocals / Co-creation: Nadine Benjamin, Amber Fasquelle, Milena Knauss, Simone Riksman
Acting / Co-creation: Mareike Hein
Piano / Co-creation: Lana Bode
Girls' Choir of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin

Director: Teresa Reiber
Set design: Margarethe Mast
dramaturgy: Marion Meyer
Production management: Sophie Beck
Assistant director: Nora Vladiguerov
Set design assistance: Emily Siedler

tickets: Info will follow soon!

organizer: FUCK MARRY KILL in cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth.

Supported by funds of Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.


Foto: © Jens Wazel