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The english equivalent to Mehrstimmigkeit is either polyphony or multipart music. In my research I will look at different forms of Mehrstimmigkeit, deriving not only from the field of music, but also from literature and drawing. I am interested in applying first results and research questions in probably two small performative studies, with a focus on the in-dependence of voices, harmonic relations and polyphonic narratives.
The first outcome of this research will be presented on the 9th of July as part of my final Bachelor project.

Study I – a polyphonic choreography based on a musical model
Concept/Choreography/Music: Philipp Enders
Performance: Anna Jarrige, Emma Tricard, Liselotte Singer

the basic dance phrases

the music composition


Study II – polyphonic narration without words
Concept: Philipp Enders
Choreography/Performance: Emma Tricard, Julia Rodríguez, Philipp Enders

Study III – two-part miniatures
Concept/Text: Philipp Enders
The resulting two texts I wrote-composed, you can find under here:

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BALKEN (two-part study)
Choreography/Performance/Sound and Set design: Philipp Enders

Mentors: Martin Nachbar, Jan Burkhardt
Many thanks to: all my friends, who contributed to the creation by coming to the studio to watch, discuss and feedback and/or by participating in the ‘constellation practice’ for the second part.

This work is a study in two parts, investigating on the sensation and materiality of timber.

Part 1 –
Yesterday I had the first rehearsal to my solo ‘Balken’. My attempt is to work with the sensation of warm wood. Wood that contains the warmth of the sun for instance, the sensation of being in an attic in summer; the particular sound of cracking wood – not because it is burning, but because it moves, because it expands and contracts, because it adjusts to its surroundings: to the temperature, to the atmosphere, to the tensions between the different beams carrying and supporting each other.
It makes me excited to work on these quite concrete ideas of sensation and perception, yet it’s vague, because how to create it? Well, that is to be found out. And finally, a Balken is a line, too.
Philipp, in an email to a friend.

Part 2 –
“They were no quiet in the past. They can contain a lot sound, they were a lot of sound.”
“This space can contain a lot of us. I can imagine that we are a lot of people inside of it. And I can imagine this space without anyone of us living a long time empty – without being boring or bored.”
Sonia Garcia and Nathan Freyermuth, during a conversation in the ‘constellation practice’.




video stills.

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performance installation
Choreography/Performance/Sound and Set design: Philipp Enders

23 - 19.09.13


Balken (beam/s) is a study on the sensation of warm wood.
»But it is recommended, to be also engaged in lumbers practically, since “the best mean to get to know wood is still its treating.”« – Alfred Schwankl

Balken ist eine Studie über die Empfindung von warmen Holz.
»Es ist aber zu empfehlen, sich auch praktisch mit Hölzern zu beschäftigen, denn „das beste Mittel, Holz kennenzulernen, ist immer noch seine Bearbeitung.”« – Alfred Schwankl

Premiere: September 21st, 2013 at Acker´Festival Berlin, AckerStadtPalast Berlin.

Work in Progress | second phase

Work in Progress | first phase

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dance piece
Concept/Choreography: Philipp Enders
Created and performed by Emma Tricard, Stine Frandsen, Philipp Enders

By taking a look into the field of abstract drawing and on the creation and perception of lines, colours and form, Away & Towards Plane seeks for an experience of the abstract that excites a concrete sensation.

For the present I need only explain that, when I speak of significant form, I mean a combination of lines, or of lines and colours, that moves me aesthetically. – Clive Bell

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participatory soundinstallation
Concept/Texts/Editing: Philipp Enders

‘Everyday Dances’ ist eine partizipatorische Soundinstallation für eine Publikumsgruppe von 10-15 Leute per Einlass. Jeder Zuschauer bekommt einen Kopfhörer mit mp3-Player, auf dem diese Tonspur zu hören ist. Da nicht alle mp3-Player gleichzeitig gestartet werden, befindet sich jeder Zuschauer an einer anderen Stelle innerhalb der Tonspur. Die Zuschauer sind eingeladen, alles was sie hören, selbst im Raum auszuprobieren.

‘Everyday Dances’ wurde erstmals im Rahmen der Produktion ‘Constructing Resilience’ von Ehud Darash, in dem Festival Tanz im August 2012, präsentiert.

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