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"l'Histoire du soldat"

("The Soldier’s Tale")

A Collectif barbare / Tuchlaube Theater Aarau / Argovia Philharmonic

A participative musical theater

A youth militia takes ownership of the Faustian story and explores how the fairy tale can be told today. They know where the plug is in the old army riding arena. How a mixing desk works, and how to erect scaffolding. Producing sound recordings, eliciting sound from a record player and making music with washing machines, motors, chain hoists, transport systems and ammunition - no problem. All the paramilitary force has to do now, is combine its skills and ideas with the musicians of the Argovia Philharmonic.

A tragicomic conflict erupts in touching, poetic and gruesome images about the interpretative sovereignty over a key work of 20th century music history.

August - September 2016