Song and music book for the complete 4 Acts.
The operetta has been in continuous production by a stubborn group of creators and an ever-growing crowd of lovely guest performers. It was performed scene-by-scene and year-by-year in various venues throughout Berlin town. In the 10th year of working the musical interpretations and performative gesticulations of all 4 Acts are presented at nGbK. The Score follows the classical Operetta structure while integrating elements of Pop music, sound installation and improvised music.
"The Swan Song" is the story of two families; the Bar and the Gallery, and their struggle to survive great economic changes spurred by gentrification and ‘innovation’, forcing them to test their commitment to their community and their common survival. Collaboration and independent ambitions clash! Love crosses boundaries of ideology and sidewalks. Plants explode all over a city grappling with urban glorification and decay. The Swan Song asks, is friendship the best insurance? Is Art the right medicine? And it answers with a moody melody... and a grand exit!
See the project description here [...]