Who doesn’t know it … the Jungle Book! Rudyard Kipling’s adventure story is a literary masterpiece that describes the adventurous world of the jungle and the fascination of India like no other. Musicians Martin Auer and Rüdiger Ruppert created a narrative concert from the material for the Deutsche Oper Berlin with Christian Brückner as narrator and with new compositions for the eleven-piece multi-instrumental Wilde Jazz Orchestra.
The cross-genre modern music of Martin Auer moves playfully between jazz, classical and oriental music and creates a completely new and gripping work of sound art! Both the European and the multitude of exotic instruments open up a new world of sound and music that adds another dimension to the well-known Jungle Book text and reinterprets it. The music advances to the leading actor on an equal footing with the great actor and narrator Christian Brückner.
A listening pleasure for the whole family from the age of 8!
Co-produced by HR-Kultur and sponsored by Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH as part of “Neustart Kultur” with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
The performers are:
Christian Brückner – recitation
Martin Auer – composition, trumpet, musical direction
Karola Elßner – duduk, bass saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet
Sebastian Krol – trombone, violoncello
Kai Brückner – guitars, tambura, sarod
Monia Rizkallah – violin 1
Anna Matz – violin 2
Leslie Riva-Ruppert – violoncello
Julius Peter Nitsch – double bass
Björn Matthiessen – marimba, percussion
Sebastian Trimolt – gongs, glockenspiel, percussion
Rūdiger Ruppert – drums, percussion