Composer Jason Eckardt wrote his first mono drama for flutist in 2015, The Silenced. The score is not only a musical challenge – it also requires a profound emotional narrative, dramatic elements, a basic choreography and scenography.
With this research, I want to further develop the musical mono drama in 3 different areas: the improvement and notation of a musical mono drama (creation), the progress of the performer (education) and the possible and challenging aspects of artistic (video)archiving (documentation).
Which individual parameters are necessary to classify a piece as a mono drama? How can the emotional live-experience of a mono drama be better captured on video? Is it possible to increase the performance and interdisciplinary qualities of students and stimulate their creativity by researching and performing mono dramas?
Image: Samuel Beckett, still from Not I, 1973, DVD, 13 min. Courtesy of Beckett International Foundation et de la BBC.