Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale



06.10.2014, Berlin | After the tour opening in the Radialsystem V past month, the opera company Novoflot will appear in a public space for the first time with its T-HOUSE-TOUR and presents new aspects of pilot exercise begun in September of possible forms and structures of musical theater in motion. In collaboration with the GRAFT architects, Novoflot designed a theater house architecture – a transforming house – that is a home for musical and performative events based on the inventiveness of improvisation.


With the project’s title, Novoflot creates a link to the ancient teahouse culture of Asia including its definitions of hosting, ritual, contemplation and free discussion. The review of the two meanings of the T-HOUSE title reveals the artistic experiment of the tour: while Novoflot on one hand examines the possibilities of mobile (and adaptive) performance structures, in the course of the T-HOUSE-TOUR it also transforms traditional (repertoire) forms of opera and musical theater. Thus comes into being a largely improvised form of opera that is open to immediate reactions between the participants and for intervention by the visitor and audience member.

The Novoflot project is designed to be vulnerable, so it does not require extraordinary intellectual effort to tear it down. And of course it is easy to find conceptual categories for these performances. But both approaches would seem like an immunization against the wondrous suggestiveness that even the first evening at the Radialsystem displayed.
Julia Spinola in DIE ZEIT dated of 2014/09/25.

by Novoflot

in front of the Pavilion by the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
October 16 – 19, 2014, 2 – 8 p.m.

Free Entry

Directed by: Sven Holm | Musical Direction: Vicente Larrañaga | Dramaturgy: Malte Ubenauf | Stage Design: GRAFT Architects and Nino Tugushi | Costumes: Sara Kittelmann | Texts: Jürg Laederach | Video: Karolina Serafin | Light: Jörg Bittner | Graphic Design: Emanuel Tschumi | Production: Dörte Wolter

Featuring Conny Bauer and Nils Wogram (Trombones) | Lucas Niggli (Drums) | Hayden Chisholm (Saxophon) | John Schröder (Guitar and Drums) | Joe Sachse (Guitar) | Raphael Clamer (Texts and Music) | Ichi Go (Dance)

More information on the project you will find here, and under as well as

Photos: © Thomas Aurin



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