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Die Tödliche Doris, Hermoine Zittlau

Aloa (Book + Dvd)

Label: Hybriden-Verlag

Format: Book + Dvd

Genre: Sound Art

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Big Tip! ** 100 copies, signed and numbered. With a signed drawing by Hermoine ZittlauHermoine Zittlau was to appear again as a band in December 1987 for the last performance of Die Tödliche Doris. This time together with Etsuko Okazaki and Tabea Blumenschein. It was the opera "Autofahrt in Deutschland", which I developed with Nikolaus Utermöhlen as the last joint Die Tödliche Doris band project. Two years later, in 1989, Hermoine Zittlau reappeared at the presentation of "Die Tödliche Doris Schallplatten" at the Blaue Satellit, a discotheque on West Berlin’s Ku’damm. The video accompanying this book features Hermoine's performance with Nikolaus Utermöhlen, including the moderation by Vivian Wilms. She performs four pieces of music with Nikolaus Utermöhlen. Two of them are from Nikolaus' out-of-print solo album Karlsbad from 1989, which Timo Van Luijk re-released on the Belgian label La Scie Dorée in 2023.  Bernhard Steudel documented the performance on video. It all took place just a few months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was the last days of West Berlin.

In the following years, Hermoine became a popular guest in my "Kunst- und Meisencafé" series in the Red Salon of the Volksbühne and at the "Islandshow" in Podewil. There, Hermoine Zittlau performed the Völuspá stanzas of the old Icelandic Edda in solemn song as a prophetess with a Wagner headdress. In the theaters formerly belonging to East Berlin, I was able to arrange exclusive stage-encounters for Hermoine Zittlau with the Grande Dame of Icelandic theater, the actress Kristbjörg Kjeld, with the entertainer Páll Óscar, who represented Iceland at the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, and with Venus, alias Örn Jákup Dam Washington, the winner of the 1999 Icelandic Drag Queen Contest. Venus died only a few years later, on July 19, 2005 at the age of 25. The video shows him on stage at the Podewil. He sang three Icelandic classics in the Icelandic show.

(Wolfgang Müller)

Cat. number: -
Year: 2024