February 11, 2017
Aaron S is a multimedia composition discussing the issues of democratic social movements emerging from digital media. The protagonist of the opera is American programmer, journalist, political activist and hacktivist Aaron Swartz.
In this work, musical, literary, and visuel contents are linked together by common technologies and intermedia translations. New instruments, analogue, electronic, and digital devices as well as speech synthesis software were custom-designed for the opera.
Aaron S Collective Slawomir Wojciechowski (Composition, live-electronics), Pawel Krzaczkowski (Dramaturgy), Krzysztof Cybulski (Multimedia, software, DIY-instruments), Norman Leto (Video) LUX:NM Contemporary Music Ensemble Berlin Malgorzata Walentynowicz (Piano, midi-controller, vocals), Ruth Velten (Saxophone, grammophone, vocals), Silke Lange (Accordion, vocals), Beate Altenburg (Violoncello, vocals), Florian Juncker (Trombone, vocals)
A Aaron S Collective | LUX:NM Contermporary Music Ensemble Berlin Production. Funded by initiative neue musik berlin e. v. and culture.pl