NaabtalDeath in the Tonhalle
ebi invited us to monster with him around. i love playing in the tonhalle in hannover. always very nice people come to listen and they really do appreciate new sounds and readily enter new territories.
this time the 2 voices of monsters met the electrified, prepared zither of eberhard meisel, whose artist name is naabtalDeath. the slightly electrified sounds mixed beautifully with our voices and the "ugly monsters sounds" were perfectly supported by ebi´s creative sounds made by spoons, forks and further little metal objects used on the zither. a very special set!
12 may, 2018
working with theatre, performance and dramaturgy
monsters have been selected as artists to re-interpret texts from contemporary authors and work together with actors, stage designers, etc. the final performance will be presented at studiobühne köln. this is gonna be so much fun! for instant stories follow our instagram account.
9-12 may, 2018
TWO EXTRA MONSTER STORIES
xmas story #1
there was this immaculate and good-looking guy dressed like a "deutsche bank officer" in blue suits at our saturdays´pop-up. i observed him during singing and could feel that he hates every breathe i take, but even more the sounds we create with this air. haha. he came up to me after the concert. i couldn´t even imagine what he´s gonna say to me... he grabbed my arm and the most unexpected thing happened: he confessed his love for human sounds. he just loved it. he even told me that he himself - secretly - practises and explores different sounds made my his mouth and tongue when taking a shower. WTF???!!! what a story! i hugged him so tight
xmas story #2
at our sunday concert, we got two presents. besides the amazing atmosphere and the sweet people who gathered for our micro-impros, something special happened. in a totally unexpected moment "santa claus" knocked on the door. but like for real!!! he was all dressed up, unbelievably funny and well-prepared with songs and stories and his voice was melting our hearts. yes, of course, it was our host, claus, but he played it sooooooooooo well that i believed he was the real one! LOL! the last time i had contact with a santa claus was maybe at age 6. i could feel my child-heart jumping around in the room. to top it all, he even read a whole book of xmas stories for hours, which we listened to lying on pillows on the ground sipping soup and wine. whoooohoho. more xmas is not possible!!!
in the last few days, we´ve been intensively developing an integrative performance project connecting theatre, photography, room installation and improvised music.
about how to live together. refugees, elderly people, jewish people, local residents. how to share life spaces, history and languages. how to connect through a public space as a park.
all of the three performances were a great success. we had a lot of pleasure working with anna (violin) and creating miniatures to the performative music theatre.
last performance on sunday (21st of may) in duisburg.
© Riad Nasser
- 15 May 2017