Irene Lehmann
Regarding Listening – On the theatricality of experimental listening situations

In this talk, I will explore the theatrical dimension of experimental listening situations, including reflections on the impact of anti-pandemic-constraints on live performances from the experimental scene. Among others, I will talk about Berlin-based experimental Splitter Orchestra‘s project Code of silence (2020/21).

Dr. phil. Irene Lehmann studied Theatre studies, Comparative Literature and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin and completed her PhD on politics and aesthetics in Luigi Nono’s experimental music theatre (“Auf der Suche nach einem neuen Musiktheater. Politik und Ästhetik in Luigi Nonos musikthetralen Arbeiten zwischen 1960 und 1975”, Wolke 2019). For her project, she gained various fellowships and conducted research in Italian, German, and American archives. Currently, she pursues a PostDoc project on “Non-linear Temporalities and Gender in Experimental Music Theatre” at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg and obtained a fellowship on that behalf. She inititated and co-edited “Staging Gender. Reflektionen aus Theorie und Praxis der performativen Künste” (transcript 2019), a book project designed to stimulate the dialogue on gender and the performative arts between artists and academic researchers. Lehmann teaches Theatre Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg and writes as a critic on experimental music theatre.