In a musical number revue, the electronic duo Les Trucs tells of disappearance and survival, organ failure and piano moving. Long limbs and even longer cables attached to bodies and sound generators make for a concertante happening emanating from the middle of the room. Using cabaret forms such as sound poems, piano ballads, and harebrained tap dancing, Les Trucs and light designer Matthias Rieker create an otherworldly sound-light-movement scenario, presenting a distorted mirror image of our times.
Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’22
In cooperation with Forum Stadtpark
Especially in the prewar period of the 1930s, cabaret was popular in Austria, which is no wonder considering that this versatile term refers to the spoken, sung, played, even danced criticism of current social and political phenomena. But even after the war and later, until the 1980s, cabaret commented on a society marked by discontent, unemployment, and scarcity. In Graz, for example, the popular group Der Würfel made a name for itself with its particularly biting evenings in Forum Stadtpark, among other venues. With the herbstkabarett we continue this tradition in new forms, hard-hitting and contemporary.
Curated by Mirela Baciak (steirischer herbst) and Miriam Schmid (Forum Stadtpark)