tumbletalk 3

Jonathan Bepler / Markus Müller

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    (c) Peter Strietmann

The anatomy of music or How to get the music into the picture — »Furnaces press out upon the walls while workers wearing dust masks, small organs, heat metal to melting, breathe in chords for the pour. Oxygen jets increase the heat, injected air pressure lights up the system, and gravity’s reckless sonata, nearer, extends into the hollow, vibrating everything touched at a pitch below hearing….«

A fondness for the formative power of sound characterizes the work of the composer, musician and installation artist Jonathan Bepler, who composed the music for Matthew Barney’s legendary CREMASTER cycle. In their new collaborative film epic, Bepler’s ideas about music take on form and shape in a magical way: River of Fundament combines cinema, opera, concert, performance, sculpture and allegory.


— 31. August
Partly in English
— 5 €
Reduced prices start at 3,50 €
  • Sun31Aug
    tumbletalk 3 on 31. August 2014 at 12.00 PM


A symphonique movie by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler
31. August 2014
Lichtburg Essen
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A production by Ruhrtriennale in cooperation with Kunstring Folkwang, Verein der Freunde des Museum Folkwang.