Label: Neuklang Records
001 Prolog 002 Das Größte 003 Brüder 004 Der Berggeist 005 Die Erde bebt 006 Gabriel fällt 007 Bin ich tot 008 Kristallkorn 009 Zeitreise 010 Giganten 011 Nicht ewig allein 012 Schildgletscher 013 Einsamkeit 014 Dreißig Jahre 015 Schritt 016 Natur 017 Bergsee 018 Bild 019 See 020 Grund 021 Max taucht auf 022 Abend 023 Granit 024 Rausch 025 Geborsten 026 Betrachtete 027 Verlöschen 028 Gedenken 029 Kreis 030 Bild 031 Kristallstrahl 032 Max fällt 033 Erdmitte 034 Jubel 035 Im Kreise geschehen
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Composer: Christian Klinkenberg Director and libretto: Nicole Erbe Conductor: Bart Bouckaert Video: Ludwig Kuckartz Graphic score: Marc Kirschvink Set designer: Jens Schumacher Light: Jonas Rüter Translation: Christian Klinkenberg, Hugh Featherstone and Vedran Mutić Radio voice: Julia Hansen (English), Juliane Pempelfort (German) Actor: Ilan Daneels
Full of bravery, the twins Max and Gabriel are climbing up a glacier. On the top, the beauty of nature takes their breath away. Their hearts are full of joy and hope as if their youth is never-ending and life limitless. Even as the ground starts to shake, one of them doesn’t lose his light-hearted feeling. But it only takes one wrong step, one unplanned move and Gabriel, the more impetuous brother is dead and Max, who remains alone, recognizes that life does in fact have an ending. The Glacier, once full of beauty and limitless joy is now cruel, dark ice. He desperately dismounts the glacier and time goes by. He travels the world as a glaciologist and 30 years later, he has to understand that the pain of losing is stronger than every mountain. Gabriel is still in every tree, in every mountain, wherever Max goes. Max soon loses his sense of reality and imagination and is searching for hope in a world full of fantasy. One day, he is back at the very spot on the Glacier where Gabriel died and makes a decision: He wants to rescue Gabriel’s body. But what he doesn’t know is that there is a creature in the mountains that is stronger and mightier than a human: a mountain phantom, who got sluggish in the face of a never-ending life and who only finds joy in playing ruthless games with hikers. Every once in a while, one of those games ends in death, but that doesn’t bother the phantom at all. But somehow, Max isn’t just one of those hikers for the phantom. Somehow, he sees something else in Max. And just like that, the tables are turned.