Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
by Gertrude Stein with
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
“I do not care anything but to live well and go to hell.” Gertrude Stein
an essay by Magnus Florins on Doctor Faustus and Gertrude Stein
an interview with Michele Collins och Anna Gustavsson.
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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!