25.05. 17:00 Uhr Before sunset with …

17:00 Roman Senkl (Director, Digital Dramaturg) | Access via Zoom
A short lecture between Zoom & Hubs, about virtual vs. “real” spaces, reality as cyborg, the digital Gesamtkunstwerk, Tik Tok and Shitstorms as weapons, digital literacy, algorithms as ensemble members, own artistic positions and works – and: Bertold Brecht.
17:30 Trond Reinholdtsen (The Norwegian Opra) | Access via Mozilla HUBS
Language: English

Trond Reinholdtsen’s world premiere of the large-scale philosophical opera project and agitprop oratorio of Ø’s Follower with The Norwegian Opra and Ensemble Decoder unfortunately had to be postponed to November 4, 2021. He will therefore first discuss his view of the sad situation of contemporary music and his realization that the abolition of capitalism is the only political issue worthy of the opera format, together with Roman Senkl, in an untidy digital basement, a jukebox for homeless avatars, in conclusion and at the same time question it technically.

Trond Reinholdtsen studied singing and composition at the Academy of Music in Olso and attended master classes with Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino, among others, and has worked for many years with Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller at the Berlin Volksbühne, among others. His music and performances are essayistic and propagandistic in character, based on conceptual strategies, an enthusiasm for semantics, and a critical investigation of the genres and institutions of new music.


Roman Senkl, born on a fishing boat in Graz Austria, Writer, Researcher and Theatre Director, is Head of the newly found „Digital Arts Lab“ of Berliner Festspiele where he researches and develops digital/hybrid tools, frameworks and art works – most of which will be made accessible open source. He is also an adviser for „Digital Arts“ at Theater Dortmund and a freelance Hybrid Theatre Artists working mainly in the field of Extended and Virtual Realities, Live „Holograms“, Artificial Intelligence, Interactive Storytelling and Staged Realites. He is also co-founder of onlintheater.live – a theatre that is producing plays mainly for livestreams and was founded in 2017 –, co-founder of „Digitale Dramaturgie“ a network for exchange between independent theatre groups and public theatres, that also co-organized last years „UnBoxing Stages – Festival“ at Theatertreffen. In his past life he studied both dramatic writing at University oft he Arts Berlin and Directing at Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch. His current artistic main focus lies on his Hybrid Arts Group „minus.eins – a Cyborg Collective “, where he collaborates with a whole creative team of Theatre Artists, 3D Designers, Musicians, Coders – including Nils Corte – as well as with algorithms, digital tech and many snippets of code.