Masha Qrella


With texts by Thomas Brasch


German / approx. 90 min.

The musician Masha Qrella first became aware of the German author Thomas Brasch in Marion Brasch’s novel “Ab jetzt ist Ruhe.” The author’s personal perspective seemed familiar to her: A family story of GDR nomenclature from the perspective of the little sister. She started to read texts by Thomas Brasch, and they stuck with her. In this musical dialogue with herself, her fellow musicians and guests, she confronts the audience with the intense challenges in Brasch’s poems, to participate in the struggle with the world and with one’s own existence within it. “Woanders” attempts “to think the monstrous first of all” and to create the space that Brasch yearned for as “staying where I’ve never been.” A place that connects outside and inside, “below and above the fairy tale.”


Concept & composition: Masha Qrella / Music: Masha Qrella, Andreas Bonkowski and Chris Imler / Guests: Andreas Spechtl, Tarwater (Bernd Jestram, Ronald Lippok) and Dirk von Lowtzow / Sound design: Tadklimp / Video concept: Diana Näcke / Media scenography: xenorama (Marcel Bückner, Tim Heinze, Richard Oeckel, Lorenz Potthast, Moritz Richartz) / Set & costumes: Emma Cattell / Technical direction & lighting design: Max Wegner / Dramaturgy & production management: Christina Runge / Project management & finances: Anke Marschall / Artistic collaboration: Marion Epp / Texts: Thomas Brasch


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    • Credits

      Production: Masha Qrella. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, WUK performing arts Wien. Funded by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


    Produktion: Masha Qrella. Koproduktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, WUK performing arts Wien. Gefördert durch: Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch das Archiv der Akademie der Künste, Christoph Rüter, TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion und Goethe-Institut München.

    Musikrechte: Masha Qrella (c) Maobeat Musikverlag. 

    Textrechte: Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Suhrkamp Verlag AG Berlin.


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