Isabel Mundry (*1963) / Brice Pauset (*1965) Das Mädchen aus der Fremde
Music Theatre duration: 100' Text: Friedrich Schiller
choir: SMezATB/SMezATB/SMezATB – ensemble: 2fl.ob.2clar.bsn – 2hn.trp.bsne – 3perc – pno – 7vl.3va.2vc.db
World première: Mannheim, May 25, 2005
Musical theatre on Schiller's poems "Der Tanz" and "Das Mädchen in der Fremde" for actors, dancers, choir and large instrumental ensemble
Common project by Isabel Mundry, Brice Pauset and Reinhild Hoffmann (dance). The rights for Pauset's part belong to Edition Henry Lemoine
"Der Tanz" (Dance) and "Das Mädchen aus der Fremde" (The Girl from a Distant Land) are the two Schiller poems which constitute the basis for an evening of music theater. It is a "work in progress" of the composers Isabel Mundry and Brice Pauset in collaboration with the director and choreographer Reinhild Hoffmann, at the origin of which is a scrutiny of Schiller and his work, above all his poetry. Proceeding from this premise, Isabel Mundry and Brice Pauset each composed one section of the work. The project was not their first compositional collaboration. Reinhild Hoffmann directs the work and, in a third section, will be approaching Schiller's text, without music, from her own perspective and focusing this triple view of Schiller into a large-scale music-theater event. A work for actors, dancers, instrumentalists and chorus, understood as teamwork: music theater as an open process, freed from the closed score, which continues to be written on the stage.