photos: Quiet City Films | Daniela del Pomar, Paul Holdsworth
»Ambient Theatre is intended to induce calm and a space to think. It must be able to accommodate many levels of watching and listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.« (Brian Eno, not quite)
In Ambient 1: Theatre for Airports (Hyperion)Daniel Schrader and the performers Toni Jessen and Wieland Schönfelder create a theatre that orientates itself on the structures and mechanisms of Ambient Music. In the same way that Ambient liberates itself from elements typical of pop music such as beats, hooks, choruses, etc., they test an approach to language that experimentally overcomes established theatrical tools like accentuation, pointing, rhythm, and dialogue.
Based on Hölderlin’s »Hyperion«, they create a fluid composition of language in motion. A truly understated performance that aims at activating its audience by radically leaving them alone.