AMOUR FOU

is an award winning Avantgarde-Chanson-Show between music, literature, artificial intelligence and theater. Through the electrifying sound univers of chanson, oriental and experimental with spoken words in a variety of languages, Scharmien Zandi explores different dimensions of social issues: in the space between new feminism and patriarchal structures of sexism is where we find our nuances of freedom and individualism in AMOUR FOU, the crazy love.

I want to lick over your face, sleep with your best friend,
caress your amygdalla, sew a dress out of your beard,
drink you, love you, strangle you.

A curious look into the secrets of strangers! Moments of boisterous lust, raging jealousy, excessive love, grueling doubt, dramatic world pain, energetic rage or dull loneliness.

The award-winning show AMOUR FOU by Scharmien Zandi (Austrian Music Theater Award 2020), meets with texts by anonymous authors, performed by Sarah Scherer and AI – generated loop visuals by s.myselle.

AMOUR FOU won the Austrian Musictheater Award 2020
AMOUR FOU – Klangtheater on Spotify

Experiencing the lust and passion of AMOUR FOU, the show brings to the audience a multimedia climax that seduces us and makes us crave for more. A show full of humor, melancholy, critic, and irony.

ACFDC with Sarah Scherer & S.Myselle / Washington DC US / 29.09.2022
ACFNY with Sarah Scherer & S.Myselle / New York City US  / 27.09.2022
Kammerlichtspiele with Sarah Scherer & S.Myselle / Klagenfurt AT / 23.09.2022
Kultur in der Mühle Festival with Sarah Scherer / St. Veit a.d. Glan AT / 30.07.2022
Luna’s Dream with Sarah Scherer & Roxanne Szankovich / Online /  13.12.2020
Szene Waldvierten with Actress Sarah Scherer / Horn AT / 16.10.2020
Porgy & Bess / The Art Of Kurdish Music / Vienna AT/ 20.09.2020
Kultursommer Wien with Actress Sarah Scherer / Vienna AT / 30.08.2020
Guckloch Peepshow Wien
/ Vienna AT / 05.06.2020
ACFNY with Saxophonist Lukas Gabric / Online Show #quarantineconcert  / 15.05.2020
Pfinxtn Festival / Heidenreichstein AT / 08.06.2019
RRRiot Festival / Vienna AT / 02.03.2019
Initative.Raumschiff / Linz AT / 12.12.2018
Dusk Dawn Club / Beijing CN / 14.05.2017

For the shows, Scharmien Zandi collaborates with artists such as actress Sarah Scherer, saxophonist Lukas Gabric and violinist Roxanne Szankovich, visual artist S.Myselle etc.

As a multidisciplinary artist, musician and performer, Scharmien Zandi works with a variety of techniques and methods to create contemporary stage works, sound design and film art. Her artistic work and research are based on two principles: body(-sound), geometry / dynamics and space.

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