CARMINA BURANA

Schlossfestspiele | Ludwigsburg (DE) | 1994

A live concert by the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker with choir and soloists conducted by Wolfgang Gönnenwein, with a duration of more than an hour, tried out new ways of breaking out of the context of classical concert performances by means of film associations and image collages mixed in live. Carl Orff discovered the Carmina Burana for himself in 1935 and set to music 24 texts of this collection of “Songs from Benediktbeuern” in the years 1935/36.

This was a completely new composition, given that none of the original melodies from the Middle Ages had been reconstructed at the time of Orff’s work. Moving scene images were assigned to the 24 texts, leading the audience into associative, picturesque, abstract worlds of shapes and colours and creating, together with the music by Carl Orff, a contemporary recomposition. 

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A live concert by the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker with choir and soloists conducted by Wolfgang Gönnenwein, with a duration of more than an hour, tried out new ways of breaking out of the context of classical concert performances by means of film associations and image collages mixed in live. Carl Orff discovered the Carmina Burana for himself in 1935 and set to music 24 texts of this collection of “Songs from Benediktbeuern” in the years 1935/36.

This was a completely new composition, given that none of the original melodies from the Middle Ages had been reconstructed at the time of Orff’s work. Moving scene images were assigned to the 24 texts, leading the audience into associative, picturesque, abstract worlds of shapes and colours and creating, together with the music by Carl Orff, a contemporary recomposition. 

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Credits

A production of Beck, Schulz, Tamschick GbR in cooperation with S. Parzich on behalf of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH

 

CLIENT

Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele gGmbH

 

LEAD-AGENCY/ SCENOGRAPHY

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH

 

TASKS

scenography, creative direction, concept, design, script, storyboard, shooting, editing, motion design, animation, project management

Technical details

Ultra-wide projection

20m × 4m

2 projectors