Perished worlds are places of longing. Inspired by the radio plays of Bertold Brecht and Hanns Eisler, the music theatre piece Futuradio plays virtuously with the theme of dystopian visions in its radio play version. The collage of drama, music, and sound art presents the everyday life of a destroyed world in which people are connected solely by radio.
In the not too distant future, the Elbe metropolis is flooded. From a ruin jutting out of the sea, one of the TAUCHER*FUNK broadcasts its programme live from the year 2087. The presenters collect sound artefacts, discover sound fragments of the past that are our present.
After the so-called »catastrophe years«, society is in the process of reorganising itself. What are people's realities and dreams? What does the world of the future look like and how did it come about? With the help of musical finds from past centuries, interviews with experts, and memories of robots that have appeared, the radio makers try to reconstruct history and understand its present.
FUTURADIO is an episodic project by Len Pappe and the crew of TAUCHER*FUNK. Len's artistic works address listening as an active and collectivising process in a wide variety of formats. In FUTURADIO she and the crew of Taucher*Funk explore approaches to collective composition and authorship.
For the radio play version of 2021, Len orchestrated an acoustic stage set of experimental future pianos, which are played by the performers. TAUCHER*FUNK consists of artists* from the fields of theatre, visual arts, performance, sound art, and music.
Concept and directionLen Pappe
Music masteringTobias Gronau
PerformanceAmanda Babaei Vieira, Len Pappe, Marie Werthschulte, Razan Sabagh
Stage designLen Pappe in Kooperation mit Eva Zulauf und den Jugendlichen des Werkhaus Münzviertel
Outside EyeVišnja Sretenović
Project consultingRovel Debas
Supported by the Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media and the Hamburg Cultural Foundation (Hamburgische Kulturstiftung), in collaboration with Werkhaus Münzviertel, Mut! Theatre, Probebühne im Gängeviertel e.V. and FSK Freies Sender Kombinat Hamburg.
Mon, August 23, 2021
12:00 AM CEST
Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg