Opera "Akasha" by Wingel Mendoza
4. Dezember 2021 — 20.00 Uhr
photo: Camilo Pachón

The opera project by the Mexican composer and sound artist was created during his six-month fellowship residency in 2021. In his work, Mendoza explores the possibilities of expanding sounds using his own analog and/or digital instruments. To create new ways of perceiving sound, he works with external electronic sources such as video, image and sensors. „Akasha“ is a series of five interactive compositions and ensembles based on the five essential elements (fire, water, earth, wind and spirit). The five elements of nature can exist on their own, but their environment begins to change as they interact.


Excerpts of the production of the opera „Akasha“ were seen at the Künstlerdorf on December 4, 2021. Due to the pandemic situation, the performance was initially held only for a small audience. Participating in the performance, in addition to Wingel Mandoza, were Jim Igor Kallenberg (dramaturgy), Michael Zwenzner (libretto), Camilo Pachón (masks and set design), and musicians Chie Nagai, Siniša Ljubojevic, Marie Humburger and Ruben Mattia Santorsa.


Impressions from the opera performance „Akasha“ can be heard on WDR 3 Mosaik.