Mauricio Kagel

  • Fri 02.11.18 20 h
  • Sat 03.11.18 15 h
  • Sat 03.11.18 20 h
  • Sun 04.11.18 12 h
  • Sun 04.11.18 16 h
  • Mon 05.11.18 10 h

FRI 02.11. 20 Uhr + open discussion at 21:30 h
SAT 03.11. 15 & 20 h

Special abridged version for viewers of 6 years and older
SUN 04.11. 12 & 16 h (performance for families)
MON 05.11. 10 Uhr (performance for schools)

Adults 10€ / Children 6,60€
The musicians play a special short version. Afterwards, viewers have the opportunity to ask questions and try out individual instruments.


Presented at PACT by the NOW! festival for new music, ›Zwei-Mann-Orchester‹ (Two-Man- Orchestra) is surely one of the strangest yet most original pieces of contemporary music ever composed. When it was premiered at the Donaueschingen Festival in 1973, its creator, the German- Argentinian composer Mauricio Kagel (1931–2008) surprised his mystified audience with a gigantic contraption pieced together from more than 200 broken, battered and discarded instruments and dysfunctional sound-generators played by just two musicians with the aid of strings, rods, levers and all manner of other movable elements.

Performed by Wilhelm Bruck & Matthias Würsch

Composition: Mauricio Kagel Performers: Wilhelm Bruck, Matthias Würsch Presented by: Stiftung Zollverein in cooperation with PACT Zollverein Support: Kunststiftung NRW

As part of Festival NOW! 2018 - form per form

For more information and the complete programme see:

Now! Festival

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