George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat” conquered the art scene as the very first comic strip 100 years ago and continues to this day to be greatly admired by connoisseurs of the genre. Now Ensemble Musikfabrik presents the worldwide first film and music production based on the great American comic classic, with new compositions from the American composers David Lang and Oscar Bettison, as well as music from the composer, theorist, visionary, and instrument maker Harry Partch.
Oscar Bettison | Animate Objects (2014)
Harry Partch | Eleven Intrusions (1949/50)
David Lang | Hammerspace (2014) and excerpt of: American Home (2005)
Films by Paul Barritt und Daniel Kothenschulte
Commissioned by Kunststiftung NRW, Philharmonie Essen, HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden and Ensemble Musikfabrik
Paul Barritt | direction, cartoon movie, stage, script Daniel Kothenschulte | documentary film / „News Reel“ Octavia Austin | costumes Beate Schüler | dramaturgy Derek Andrade | assistant direction, cartoon movie Mirjam Baker | assistant documentary film / „News Reel“
Ensemble Musikfabrik Clement Power | conductor