A wild party - or the ball of the time
Jorge Sanchez-Chiong / Thomas Jelinek
The increasing digitization of all areas of life not only influences how we deal with time, but also our perception of it. Time was, is and remains relative.
The OPERA of TIME follows, as a multimedia music performance project by Thomas J. Jelinek and Jorge Sánchez-Chiong,
after OPERA of ENTROPY, in which the genre 'opera' is restructured into a contemporary experimental process.
The project moves between fine (media) art, contemporary performance and music composition and becomes a "contemporary opera" in a digital projection installation. The opera becomes a kind of party that uses strategies of avant-garde, contemporary music production and theater to create a participatory discourse process and transdisciplinary resonance space.
The state of affairs of our present and the world perception of contemporary humanity is negotiated in the context of the digitization of all areas of life - which has made time a relativizing measure of things.
Party meets physics, meets history, meets radical arts.
Actors and guests are on the same level, a digital ballroom, and become part of the staging and installation - a surreal festival of time, as a party of melancholic exuberance.
90 minutes of powerful music composition carry through the media and performative sequences.
The superficially banal is generated in loops and time warps, in which time reveals itself.
Artistic direction, direction, concept and installation - Thomas J. Jelinek
Sound architecture and composition - Jorge Sánchez-Chiong
Vocalists / Performance:
Soprano - Kaoko Amano
Soprano - Bibiane Nwobilo
Pop voice and performance - David Kleinl
Piano, Keyboards, Performance - Alfredo Ovalles
Multi-Percussionist, Performance - David Christopher Panzl
Automated Orchestra and Installation Soundtrack performed by Orchestra Sinfónica Municipal de Caracas
directed by Alan Gonzalez Perez
musical direction, live electronic and turntables - Jorge Sánchez-Chiong
Performance and expertise:
Performance/Dance & Interaction - Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki
Text, interaction and performance - Anna Mendelssohn
Performance/dance and interaction - Brigitte Wilfing
Historian and performer - Karl Bruckschwaiger
Mathematician, interaction and performance - Max Hoffmann
Interactive Installation - Thomas J. Jelinek
Video conception and live editing - Peter Koger
Graphics and visual programming - Kaira Kurosaki
Live editing and camera/shooting and video sequences - Michael Loizenbauer
Graphics and visual programming - Thomas Wagensommerer
Sound engineer / sound engineering - Florian Bogner
Technical coordination - Roman Harrer
Assistant Director - Linda Spectu
Performance, support and special thanks to:
Diana Nina Madlmayer / Ioana Grecu / Max Kaufmann / Christoph Hubatschke
Production management and communication - Fina Esslinger
Co-Production - Georg Steker (MTTW)