Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
by Gertrude Stein with 

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RADIOART broadcasts live from Gothenburg House of Literature

Monday November 22, 7 pm

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

by Gertrude Stein

with The Rosehips

The Rosehips with Michele Collins, Anna Gustavsson and Georgia Wartel Collins examine the avantgarde novelist and playwright Gertrude Stein’s libretto Dr Faustus Lights the Lights from 1938. With voice, percussion, electronic sounds, double bass and Steins pioneering texts, they find clues and parallels to our contemporary world.


Michele Collins - vocals

Anna Gustavsson – percussion, syntheziser, vocals

Georgia Wartel Collins – double bass


Music composition – Anna Gustavsson

Concept and musical arrangements

– The Rosehips

Producer, director – Johan Petri

Sound consultant – Niklas Billström

Produced by RADIOART

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“I do not care anything but to live well and go to hell.” Gertrude Stein

READ OUR 2 Blogs

  •  an essay by Magnus Florins on Doctor Faustus and Gertrude Stein  

  • an interview with Michele Collins och Anna Gustavsson.   

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Jenny Tunedal introduce the performace
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A talk with the artists
00:00 / 11:46

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Photograph of opera soprano Nellie Melba making a broadcast over the Marconi Chelmsford Works radio station in England on 15 June 1920.

RADIOARTis a digital stage for Swedish and international radio drama, sound theater and audio art. It provides a platform for newly written and composed works as well as interpretations of classic drama, creates a forum for voices of poetry and politics and allows for genuine experimentation in the world of sound.

RADIOART is run by a group of artists with diverse professional experience in theater, music, art and literature. Some of us work with large established theatres, others with independent groups, in music and art, both in Sweden and internationally. The reason why we are involved in this project is that radio is still a completely open, democratic, free, dynamic, intense and endlessly experimental means of expression. Its effects are direct, and it emerges out of the very lack of the physical. Without images, actors’ movements, space and colour, it is the listener's own body that comes into focus – this is where it takes form!



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Mats Björn  
Elisabeth Bredberg   William Easton 
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Rui Johnson
Helena Persson  
Johan Petri   
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