12.10.2021 – Oblivia begins workshop work in Bremen
Workshop-Arbeit mit den Musiker:innen des Bremer Orchesters: Annika Tudeer (Oblivia), Timo Fredriksson (Oblivia), Hélène Freyburger (Flöte), Gregor Daul (Oboe), Anatoli Jagodin (Posaune), Rose Eickelberg (Perkussion), Reinhold Heise (Violine), Marie Daniels (Viola).
When Oblivia dedicate themselves to a new project, there is first an agreed theme, everything else is then developed from the first moment on in joint improvisation. The scenic work on “Obsessions” began during the past months. Two of the participants live in Berlin and Essen, the others in Helsinki. Although they improvised together, they were only connected via the internet due to travel restrictions. Improvisation with the local singers and musicians began in Bremen in a relaxed workshop atmosphere. For Oblivia, too, this meant uncharted territory. The challenge of developing a piece in which other people were involved for the first time in addition to the actors of the group itself led to a compromise with the previous way of working. Internally, the basic grid of an overarching structure for the piece had already been worked out, but in Bremen it was a question of approaching the open spaces for singers and musicians. Such work is not possible with all singers and certainly not with all orchestra musicians. The Bremen Theatre has made clever arrangements. Everyone showed themselves to be highly motivated to break new ground and to embark on the adventure of developing this piece as not only interpreters and performers, but also as co-creators.