Ensemble

Mutants
in Music

is a multidisciplinary ensemble of musicians and dancers. The ensemble develops new concert performances at the points of friction and in the spaces of collison between music, dance and other art forms. uBu exists since 2016 and is based in Cologne.

We are…

Anna Neubert
Magdalena Öttl
Esther Saladin
Sophia Spies
Antonia Stäcker
Christoph Stöber
Yves Ytier

We use our cast of musicians and dancers to interpret and stage contemporary music as well as classical works from multidisciplinary perspectives and with a focus on movement and physicality.

In the process, we explore the exchange of methods, knowledge and understanding of interpretation in the continuous collaboration of the ensemble members.

We are interested in consciously crossing the boundaries of traditional formats, role attributions and artistic genres, uncovering the undreamed-of potential of the concert and reaching a heterogeneous, adventurous audience through diverse points of contact.

News & Echo

New perspectives for future mutations, collisions and explosions: from 2023 on for the next three years, uBu will receive the Ensembleförderung Musik from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

"That it only takes the right performers to quickly turn the impression of complexity into the opposite was shown by the "Ensemble Ubu" (...) In a mixture of Ballet Mécanique and the aesthetics of René Magritte, of Dada and the theatre of the surrealist Alfred Jarry, everyone acted here in a spectacle that was as grotesque as it was poetic".

(Heidelberger Nachrichten, on the Schwetzingen Festival 2018)

"The dancers sway on a small bench as if under the control of others, become unbalanced, hang in imaginary ropes, on invisible strings. Is it the musicians who, as puppeteers, dictate the movements with their sound? (...)Who dominates whom? Who counteracts what? A play that, without being explicitly political, has a high potential for dealing with today's society."

(Natalie Godziak, Hoertz24, 2019)

Latest Projects

Upcoming

  • 25.09.2022
    Tanzfaktur Köln

    Mutants in Music

    In ihrer dreiteiligen Konzertreihe „Mutants in Music“ werden die Musiker*innen, die Tänzer*innen und das Publikum mit der Frage konfrontiert, welche Macht die Musik auf den menschlichen Körper ausübt. Transformation, Manipulation, Kooperation.

  • 30.09.2022
    Resonanzraum Hamburg

    Mutants in Music

    In ihrer dreiteiligen Konzertreihe „Mutants in Music“ werden die Musiker*innen, die Tänzer*innen und das Publikum mit der Frage konfrontiert, welche Macht die Musik auf den menschlichen Körper ausübt. Transformation, Manipulation, Kooperation.

  • 07.10.2022
    Anneliese-Brost-Musikforum Ruhr, Bochum

    Vollendet | Unvollendet

    Werke von Franz Schubert und György Kurtág
    mit Marie Heeschen

    18,- Euro / 9,- Euro ermäßigt
    Tickets über den Link oder unter 0234 910 86 66

  • 09.10.2022
    Konzertsaal BiOS Inn Köln

    Vollendet|Unvollendet

    Werke von Franz Schubert und György Kurtág.

    Mit Marie Heeschen