ludwig abraham + mocrep
Ludwig Abraham is a German composer, performer, and director who lives in Munich. He develops actions, music, text, scenes and pictures. He performs and produces in concert halls, theaters, galleries and other spaces across Europe and the USA.
To date Mocrep has collaborated with Abraham on three pieces: Dance of the Youth in black lace / Tanz der Jünglinge in schwarzer Spitze (2015), Record/Rekord (2016) and Pants, Pants, Pants (2017).
pants, pants, pants (2017)
For Amanda Bailey, Zachary Good, Lia Kohl, Nick Meryhew, Chris Wood, Lia Kohl, and Owen Davis, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, electric bass, keyboards, air horns, slow fall silver confetti, confetti cannons, cardboard buildings, and two bottles of champagne.
Simultaneously dark, funny, and thought provoking, Pants, Pants, Pants resembles an old-fashioned variety show—complete with dance numbers and cardboard walls—but also the quick paced and disjointed reality of a Facebook feed, late night talk show, or reality TV series. Mocrep performers frantically fill the roles of house band, dance troupe, talk show hosts, translators, and even occasionally audience members.
Pants, Pants, Pants was supported by the Goethe Institute Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
Videos by Jovana Reisinger, costumes by Jessica Dettinger / form of interest. Created and premiered on August 25th and 26th 2017 at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, performances at Halle 50 in Munich on November 9th and 10th 2017.
An interview with Ludwig about the piece and his process in Cacophony Magazine
For Nick Meryhew, Chris Wood, Zach Moore and Owen Davis, drum set, keyboard, electric bass, trombone, skateboards, video.
Premiered on April 23rd, 2016 at Co-Prosperity Sphere Chicago, live broadcast by Lumpen Radio. Performed again in at Saeulenhalle in Munich, Germany on July 26th 2016, live broadcast by M94.5. This project was supported by the Goethe Institute Chicago, Lumpen Radio, City Council of Munich, German Music Council and benninger.eberle.