8pm January 22nd 2015
Club Inégales, Euston
To begin Pierrot's journey the Dr K. Sextet travelled to the intimate and riotously informal Überbrettl in 1901: the iconic venue for the first German Kabarett. We recreated the gaudy settings and gallows humour of the Kabarett within a 21st Century artistic context. The mood was light to complement Pierrot's preoccupation with love and moonlight, whilst we premiered 8 new cabaret songs in our Pierrot Kabarett.
Eloise Gynn - Genesis Seed www.eloisegynn.com
Sadie Harrison - Aster www.sadieharrisoncomposer.co.uk
Joe Phibbs - Moon Songs www.josephphibbs.com
Pierrot Kabarett - 'Brettl-Lieder' settings
For the Pierrot Kabarett Dr K. ran an international composition competition in the autumn of 2014, inviting 8 composers to set any one of the poems used in Schönberg’s Brettl-Lieder for soprano and instruments featured in the Dr K. line-up: flutes, clarinets, percussion, piano, violin and cello. We had an overwhelming response and were pleased to be able to premiere 8 exciting settings at Club Inégales by the following composers:
A review of the Pierrot Kabarett appeared in Classical Music Magazine, and can be read here
The 8 ‘Brettl-Lieder’ were written when Schönberg worked as musical director at the Überbrettl: a cabaret movement of artists and writers trying to use popular forms for more sophisticated or serious ends. The ‘Brettl-Lieder’ – mostly written originally for soprano and piano – are charming, light and jam-packed with naughty double-entendre.