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Buzzing Bridge (Musical Theatre Premiere)

elisabethkirche, Berlin

Sat, 12 Nov | 20.00 Sun, 13 Nov | 16.30 Sun, 13 Nov | 20.00 Mon, 14 Nov | 20.00

Is it possible that as performers, the music that we listen has an effect on who we become? In the music theater BUZZING BRIDGE, the performers become sound carriers and turn the stage into a sounding negotiation space. BUZZING BRIDGE is performed by a team in Berlin and another in Bujumbura simultaneously.

LATEST PROJECTS

Tour de Contrôle is a solo musical performance created and performed by 1key as an expression of self elevation and liberation from societal prejudice where different is mistaken for crazy. In this crafty and poetic performance, the audience plunges into the lyrical and musical worlds that have become the artist's home. The artist deals with topics such as power dynamics, de-colonization, social justice, freedom of expression, self-awareness, technology, love, sex... 

Every now and then 1key grabs his electric guitar and combining with drum loops, he cooks up beats on the spot on which he rhymes - giving the audience access to how the magic is done. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 12th Feb 2022, I invited some friends and artists who had collaborated with me on my second album MWIRU (exclusively available on 1keyziki.com) and the rest was history in the making. This video shows the highlight of the event plus a perfomance by the talented Kaya Byinshii. 

Creation / Production / Stage design: 1key 

Video & Editing : Nelix Production 

Lighting & Sound: Papy 

Venue: L'Espace 

Musicians: Kinga Blues, Otis Kayonga, Jules le misterieux, Sauveur, Michael Makembe, Methusela Sax Water 

Dancers: Ada, Chito 

Performers: Flying Roots, Binghii, Greta, Mazimpaka Prime, Ice Novaa, Maria Velasquez 

Tattoo artist: Sacha

In a photograph from 1906, a crowd in southern Rwanda gathers for a magical event in front of a small contraption on a table: technology to deceive the masses. Behind the table, an official of the German colonial administration. The machine on the table sucks in the sound, carves voices and music into the wax rollers. In the music theater MERGE, Sounding Situations plays out how the process of recording makes us what we are. Whoever presses the record button has power, framed for themselves and the others. Through repetition, sounds, music, language become part of our identity. In MERGE, the musicians and performers become sound carriers that turn the stage into a sounding negotiation space: Who owns what and who belongs where? Who absorbs whom, as something foreign or as their own? MERGE is performed in Germany and Burundi at the same time. More on sounding-situations.com

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