In our laboratory, Stock and I are using our newly built MIDI-controllers pendulum and crank for the first time. The piece is a vivisection of Mikis Theodorakis‘ song „Tin porta anigo to vradi“, from Ta Lyrica, lyrics by Tassos Livaditis.
Since the basic idea of cranking a MIDI-Sequence is derived from the functionality of a music box, the original music box needs its place in the lab as well. And since the „triplet“, an instrument initially used in a theatre show in 2015, is still working, this punchcard dj instrument appears likewise.
Late nineties. Two vietnamese sisters escape from Czech Republic to Germany trying to find their mother. The older one knows that there are cristals in the jacket of the younger one, to pay the human trafficker. In order to protect her younger sister, she makes up a story that the cristals are not Crystal Meth, but a substance that gives you the power of a wolf. This will have terrible consequences.
Rivale is located in Ukraine/Germany, 2018. When his grandmother dies there is nobody to take care of 9 years old Roman. Hidden in a truck, he sets out for his mother in Germany. She has left two years earlier to work as a caretaker in an elderly couple’s home.
He finds his mother in a relationship with her employer. Roman is frantic with jealousy and fights for her attention.