What is the origin of a song? What is the reality behind it? What moved someone to write about a certain situation or feeling and put it to music? In her commissioned work for Pop-Kultur, Sofia Portanet takes these questions as a starting point for a unique live interpretation of her debut album »Freier Geist« (»Free Spirit«), released last year. Portanet’s songs will be fleshed out with help not just from other musicians, including a special guest, but also actors, who will interstitially (re)contexualise the content of her lyrics. The multilingual singer-songwriter touches on themes such as freedom, love, transience and the search for a home, themes which will be brought to life in more than one way on the stage.
Credits: Sofia Portanet (concept, music & vocals), Marie Klock (synthesizer & backing vocals), Christoph Adrian (bass, guitar & backing vocals), Steffen Kahles (musical direction, music & guitar), Christoph Steiner (drums), Tobias Bamborschke (special guest), Jana Wassong (set design), Philipp Virus (visual concept & video production), Béla Baptiste (concept & script), Raquel Fernandez (styling), Frank Grunert (light design)