Sun 22 Sep20:00 – 21:40First performanceLichtburg, Essen-
The pianist Orlac loses both his hands in a train crash. Surgeons then give him new hands – those of a murderer. What does it mean for a virtuoso pianist to have the hands of a criminal? Orlac goes through panic attacks and bouts of anxiety. Robert Wiene filmed Orlac’s Hands four years after The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. In Johannes Kalitzke’s music for three pianists and string ensemble, depending on the situation Orlac is portrayed through different variations on one of Chopin’s nocturnes, an idée fixe that reflects the traumatized interior of Orlac’s mind.
Introduction 45 minutes prior to show.
In cooperation with ZDF/arte. With kind approval by Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock GmbH.
Language information: With german inserted texts and english subtitles.
|Composition and Musical Direction||Johannes Kalitzke|
|Piano||Benjamin Kobler Per Rundberg Philipp Vandré|
|Sound Design||Sebastian Schottke|
|In the movie||Conrad Veidt Alexandra Sorina Fritz Kortner|
|Technical Project Manager RT||Darko Šošić|
|Artistic production manager RT||Annika Steinkamp|
|Curator RT||Matthias Osterwold|