WIR SIND DAS VOLK (EIN MUSICAL AUS DEUTSCHLAND) OUT NOW – ORDER HERE
LAIBACH’s new album, Wir sind das Volk (ein Musical aus Deutschland), out on Mute as a deluxe CD with extensive sleeve notes, digitally, and as the double vinyl.
Watch ‘Ich will ein Deutscher sein’ live performance:
The album collates music from the acclaimed theatrical production Wir sind das Volk (“We are the People”), which premiered at Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) theatre in Berlin on 8 Feb 2020. Two more shows were performed, before the production was halted due to the pandemic. In 2021 Laibach opened the Klagenfurt Festival with a Slovenian version of the same production and performed two more sold out shows in Ljubljana’s Kino Šiška.
Wir sind das Volk is based upon the writings of Heiner Müller (1929-1995), one of the most significant German-speaking playwrights since Brecht. Laibach’s own association with the theatre began in 1984 when they composed music for Heiner Müller’s Quartet, a play that was presented at the Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana. The following year they met Müller in Berlin, who suggested that they collaborate. Müller went on to use Laibach’s music in a production but the collaboration never happened, until the head of the International Heiner Müller Society, Anja Quickert, proposed a posthumous project based on Müller’s texts.
Get Wir sind das Volk (ein Musical aus Deutschland) here: https://mutebank.co.uk/collections/laibach
WIR SIND DAS VOLK (EIN MUSICAL AUS DEUTSCHLAND) TRACKLISTING:
Ich bin der Engel der Verzweiflung
Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne
Ordnung und Disziplin (Müller versus Brecht)
Lessing oder Das Ende der Aufklärung
Im Herbst 197.. starb… (instrumental)
Ich will ein Deutscher sein
Ich war die Wunde
“I KNOW NEITHER CRUELTY NOR MERCY, I MERELY FOLLOW MY PLAN.” – Hassan-i Sabbāh
a/political presents Alamut by Laibach, an original symphonic work by the engineers of human souls – the retro-avant-garde group Laibach, composed in collaboration with Iranian composers and performers. Before its forthcoming presentation in Tehran, for which the diplomatic negotiations are underway, Alamut’s preview will be showcased at the 70th Festival Ljubljana on 5th and 6th September 2022.
Alamut is an original symphonic work by Laibach based on a famous story from eleventh-century Persia, as told by the Slovene writer Vladimir Bartol in his novel of the same title published in 1938.
MORE INFORMATION: https://ljubljanafestival.si/en/event/a-political-presents-laibach-2/