What is this – an orchestra?

Sixty digital string instruments form the setting of the piece in which power and discriminatory structures become visible. Equipped with their own instrument, each audience member becomes part of the orchestra. The orchestra is an analogy of our society: groups form, get loud. Who is heard and why? Who has a voice and who doesn’t? Who belongs and who is excluded?

Symphonie is an interactive/participatory theater production in which KOBAKANT collaborated with Director Anna Vera Kelle of Theater Strahl. It was funded by a JUPITER grant – aiming to raise awareness about theater for young audiences.

Here you can find out more about the making-of this piece:
Making-of: Symphonie


For the full list of credits, please visit the production main page:

Gefördert im Programm Jupiter der Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.


Everybody from Theater Strahl (actors, technicians, administrators) who gave input and supported the work

Leonie for being the best tech assistant we could have hoped for!

Pete for working with us on the pd code for the sequencer

Marcus of cncbox for the amazing work on milling all the instrument bodies in time!