"Music for Dead Animals" consists of a series of films documenting how Neo Hülcker and Henry Wilde play concerts for dead animals. Only they and the animal are present. The focus is on the way the respective animal heard and the sounds it perceived in its life. The project began in 2017 with the mummified owl Pierre, which Neo Hülcker and Henry Wilde discovered during a summer vacation in southern France. Further concerts for the beetle Ambrosia, the dog Archi and the vixen Freya followed.

The films are now being shown together in public for the first time. To celebrate this special occasion, Henry Wilde and Neo Hülcker have each composed a piece for the other, focusing on their relationship with a particular animal.

Henry Wilde will have Neo Hülcker perform a memorial piece for his cat Schnucko (died 2009) and Neo Hülcker's composition will feature Henry Wilde as a virtuoso turkey impersonator.


*Films:* directed and performed by / Regie und Performance Neo Hülcker & Henry Wilde

*thank you to / Danke an* Ulrich Baehr, Dr Martin Baehr, Wiebke Heiber

*editing / Schnitt* Filmfetch

*sound mix / Tonmischung* Jochen Jezussek, Claudia Mattai del Moro

*production / Administration* Alexandra Wellensiek

*dedicated to* Pierre, Ambrosia, Archi and Freya

*Performances:* composition and performance / Komposition und Performance Neo Hülcker & Henry Wilde

*sound* Bryan Eubanks

*instrumental imitations for Meleagris Henricus Wildus* Florian Bergmann, Alba Gentili-Tedeschi, Stella Adriana Bergmann, Carola Schaal, Astrid Schmeling, Vera Schmidt, Paul Hübner

*dedicated to* Schnucko and Meleagris Henricus Wildus

*Hosted by Social Pleasure Center@Fortuna*

*Eine Produktion von / A production by* make up productions **Gefördert durch / Funded by**: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa / Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin

*Unterstützt durch / Supported by* das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftrag**t**en der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz. / the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Minister of State for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance (+ LOGOS )