The story of the soldier

The story of the soldier

Scene Project The Soldier's Story

by Igor Stravinsky with Ensemble Megaphon as a staged concert with video animations
Evening performances and school concerts with mediation workshops

In the Story of the soldier the soldier makes a daring bargain with the devil: he trades his beloved violin for a book of spells, loses his bride, drinks with the devil and recovers his violin.

The Ensemble Megaphon presented the great music of the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky in a concert version with trio instrumentation from 1919. The events surrounding the unreal rise of the soldier were brought onto the stage through the drawings and animations of Anja Tchepets (St. Petersburg / Berlin): the spoken and staged scenes of the story could be seen as poetic video projections.


Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Soldier's Story (1917/19)
Version for instrumental trio and interactive video image

Alla Zagaykevichs (*1966, Ukraine)
UA for violin, clarinet, accordion, projection and live electronics


Margit Kern / Accordion
Sebastian Wendt / Clarinet
Lenka Župková / Violin
Andre Bartetzki / Live Electronics, Animation
Anja Tchepets / Drawings

Artistic and musical direction
Lenka Župková


Blickpunkte e.V.


Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, NORD/LB Cultural Foundation, City of Hanover/Cultural Office

Cooperation partner

Kino im Künstlerhaus and KinderTheaterHaus Hanover, Musikland Niedersachsen


Picture gallery

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