WIR SIND DAS VOLK

Ein Musical aus Deutschland

Music from the acclaimed theatrical production based upon the writings of Heiner Müller

Out March 25, 2022

ABOUT

Wir sind das Volk is based upon the writings of Heiner Müller (1929-1995), one of the most significant German-speaking playwrights since Brecht. Laibach’s own association with the theatre began in 1984 when they composed music for Heiner Müller’s Quartet, a play that was presented at the Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana. The following year they met Müller in Berlin, who suggested that they collaborate. Müller went on to use Laibach’s music in a production but the collaboration never happened, until the head of the International Heiner Müller Society, Anja Quickert, proposed a posthumous project based on Müller’s texts.

The album’s artwork and inner sleeve is Epiphany II: Adoration of the Shepherds (1998, collection of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) and Epiphany I: Adoration of the Magi (1996, Denver Art Museum collection) by the renowned Austrian-Irish artist, Gottfried Helnwein. Taken from his Epiphany series, some of his most recognisable works, the painting reflects on two of the central themes of his work: childhood and National Socialism.

SHOWS

   Tracklist

  1. Philoktet
  2. Der Vater
  3. Medea Material
  4. Ich bin der Engel der Verzweiflung
  5. Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne
  6. Ordnung und Disziplin (Müller versus Brecht)
  7. Traumwald
  8. Im Herbst 197.. starb… (instrumental)
  9. Lessing oder Das Ende der Aufklärung
  10. Ich will ein Deutscher sein
  11. Ich war die Wunde

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