States Of Play – Hard Boiled Wonderland


States Of Play – Hard Boiled Wonderland


Philip Zoubek (AU) – Piano, Moog
Dominik Mahnig (CH) – Drums
Sebastian Gramss – Double bass / Composition

Tamara Lukasheva – Soloist, Voice
Mariana Sadovska – Soloist, Voice
Maximilian Hilbrandt – Speaker
Elisabeth Couodux – Violoncello
N.N. – Flutes
N.N. – Guitar
„Les Saxosythes“ – 24 member choir
Rodrigo Lopez-Klingenfuss – Conductor
André Erlen – Dramaturgy


HARD BOILED WONDERLAND is about reflection and artistic engagement with statements, texts, verbal derailments, abysmal utterances on current social topics – mainly based on original quotes from various sources of public life…

Given the current global and national developments, the contemporary art and music scene must also take a clear position … It cannot be that “we” (musicians and artists of today), in the “wondrous pursuit of high culture and personal artistic expression, perceive current sociocultural and political situation as belonging to “another world” and watch from our bubble of art in amazement how the coexistence and communication of our society collapses in many ways.

The ensemble STATES OF PLAY – with guests: singers / vocalists, musicians and a choir – is developing a cca 50 minute concert program consisting of different settings of the selected texts. The basis of our content is our current social, political and media context – global and local.