SVEN-AKE JOHANSSON & ALEXANDER VON SCHLIPPENBACH – Über Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel

TROST | TR238 | LP-Box | 2024
The double LP comes in a printed cardboard box with DVD, libretto, 16p LPsized booklet.
Co-release with Edition Telemark, one-time pressing of 400.

A music drama performed in the Hebbel Theatre Berlin in 1994. Even within the sprawling oeuvres of Sven-Åke Johansson and Alexander von Schlippenbach, both known for their innovative rethinking and broadening of artistic categories, the dramatic work "... über Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel" ("... on cause and effect of the disagreements during the building of the Tower of Babel") remains a unique and rare enigma: What is it actually? Johansson has alternately called it a music drama, an opera, and a singspiel with environment.

Cello – Tristan Honsinger
Harp – Anne LeBaron
Percussion, Drums – Paul Lovens
Piano – Alexander von Schlippenbach
Clarinet – Wolfgang Fuchs 
Saxophone - Dietmar Diesner 
Vocals – Shelley Hirsch
Vocals, Accordion – Sven Åke Johansson

Libretto-text by Sven-Åke Johansson & Shelley Hirsch
Design by Teresa Iten
Photos by Florian Kleinefenn
Drawings by Sven-Ake Johansson
Composed by Alexander von Schlippenbach, Sven-Åke Johansson
Recorded at Hebbel Theater, Berlin, 12.11.1994

A. Szene I, pt. 1
A. Szene I, pt. 2
B. Szene II
B. Szene III
C. Szene IV
C. Szene V
D. Szene VI
D. Szene VII
D. Szene VIII