“The Berlioz Project” is the second cooperation between Ars Electronica and Markus Poschner with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. It took place as part of the Big Concert Night of Ars Electronica Festival 2018 and Silke Grabinger was responsible for choreography and performance.Grabinger created a performance with dancers Elias Choi-Buttinger and Gergely Dudás based on the opera “Symphonie fantastique” by Hector Berlioz. With costumes provided by Bianca Fladerer, they engage in a visual dance with a robot. The piece deals with technology, the digital, the body and the organic, it searches for natural aspects in the machine and perfection in the body. What quality can found in imperfection?


Music by Hector Berlioz: Episode de la vie d’un artiste, “Symphonie fantastique” en cinq perties, op. 14 (1830)

Artistic Director: Silke Grabinger

Conductor: Markus Poschner

Ensemble: Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Performance: Silke Grabinger, Gergely Dudás, Elias Choi-Buttinger

Costume Designer: Bianca Fladerer

Lighting Designer: Jan Derschmidt

Production Management: Sandra Krampelhuber

Production Team: Adelina Nita, Sandra Eidenberger

Special Effects: Tour en l’air by Ursula Neugebauer, KR 600 Industrial robot, KUKA GmbH, AS50e Battery Rammer, Wacker Neuson

Robot Choreography and Programming: Johannes Braumann, Silker Grabinger, Peter Freudling, Cori O’Lan

Visualization by Cori O’Lan

Camera: Vanessa Graf, Martin Hieslmair, Gregor Tatschl, Peter Freudling

Video Edit: Martin Hieslmair

A prodcution of SILK Fluegge in coproduction with ARS Electronica Center and Creative Robotics.
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