One Trick Pony (OTP) is a contemporary music laboratory in which various art forms are explored, with music and sound as the central theme. You can discover the results of this exploration as a music theater performance on the roof of a building, as a concert along the highway, as a declining instrument in the forest…
One Trick Pony was invited by M HKA to perform at Art’s Birthday on January 17, 2018. For this occasion, Liesa Van der Aa created a brand new composition, Music For Birthdays: 109 different musical variations on the most famous song ever written (Happy Birthday). On the evening of Art’s Birthday, the One Trick Pony String Quartet wished a happy birthday to all pieces of art at M HKA.
Autobahn Utopia is the circular highway where the One Trick Pony speeds up and overtakes, slows down and inhales, brakes and crashes. It is a sight to behold, a song to be heard and a barrier to be crossed. It is where the driver dwells and the passer-by laments. It is a longing to leave and an eagerness to arrive. It surrounds the villeclopedic city like a coiled snake and hums the tune of traffic and smog.
PLAY is a musical tennis match, composed down to the smallest detail, for 3 actors, string quartet and percussion, in which one innocent bystander is thrust into the role of referee….he leads and directs the game and gradually transforms into a power-hungry individual.