16/9/2013 premiere at 8pm and 17/9 at 8pm @ &TD Semicircular Hall



Planet 8 alias Operation Neptune: theatre suite for ensemble and (self-) reflection. A child of mixed marriage of critical and sound experience of the world. Close relative of Maurizio Kagel’s instrumental theatre and archetypal Neptune, sound as a means of expression is most commonly associated with. Recycling fellow, it uses everything it sees and hears, it is tolerant and does not censor. It does not save, it questions everything that it gets hold of, even the one in whose mental galaxy it was born. It is a natural habitat of musicians who are not afraid of reality, but who, in search of subversive power of music, use the fragments of reality and existing musical instruments to build a new audio-visual world. That world is confusing, upsetting, encouraging and it makes us laugh: at the same time it is a mirror of a not-always-ideal reality, but also of the inexhaustible source of possibilities of its transformation.


Concept, music and text: Mirela Ivičević

Stage Movement Advisor: Petra Hrašćanec

Lighting design: Bojan Gagić

Stage manager & dramaturgical advisor: Vedran Hleb

Producer: Davorka Begović

Performers: Kaja Farszky (percussion), Goran Jurković (saxophone), Dunja Kobas (violin, voice), Marija Lešaja (soprano)

Production: Student Centre Zagreb (University of Zagreb) – Culture of Change – Music Showroom