Hyperion - Higher States, Part 2


Longing for a perfect world, Hölderlin’s early romantic figure of Hyperion oscillates between manic-depressive and hallucinatory, euphoric states. His attempts to unite art, nature, love and revolution in harmony fail. Exhausted, Hyperion withdraws to a Greek island, where he devotes himself to writing letters.


Together with Ensemble Modern, we created a complex spatial sound composition. Inspired by the epistolary novel, Music and Sound-Recordings and Playbacks merged into a constant musical dialogue between past, present and future. Addressing the elliptic form and the time-offset between writing and receiving the letters, which the Hölderlin’s Novel consists of, musical phrases were recorded live and played back in a circulating and ever fading „memory sphere“.



Sound Art


Kiriakos Hadjiioannou


Choreography, Direction:
Kiriakos Hadjiioannou and Fabrice Mazliah


Tamara Bacci, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Fabrice Mazliah, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou


Ensemble Modern. Eva Böcker, Megumi Kasakawa, Giorgios Panagiotidis, Sava Stoianov, Dietmar Wiesner

Sound Director:
Alexander Kolb


Orsalia Parthenis


Light Design & Technical Director:
Jost von Harleßem


Stage Design:
Urs August Steiner


Margarita Tsomou, Bernhard Siebert


Oeil Intérieur, Production Assistant:
Katerina Drakopoulou


Production Management:
Antibodies. Mamaza (Johanna Milz), Ensemble Modern (Edda von Gerlach)


Antibodies, Mamaza and Ensemble Modern.


Kaserne Basel and cresc... Biennale für Moderne Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main.


Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater der Kantone Basel Stadt und Basel Land, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung.


Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Tanzhaus Zürich.



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