Kommando Himmelfahrt is an artistic group founded in 2008 by the Hamburg based composer Jan Dvorak and the Berlin based director Thomas Fiedler. 2013 Julia Warnemünde joined the team as production-manager and dramaturg. The group ist focusing on possibilities and limits of political and scientific utopias. In their music theatre productions they combine elements of opera, performance and concert to theatre-composition. Text and music are mostly generated by themselves combining contemporary and vanguard composition-techniques and theatre-forms with elements from show, bandmusic, song and revue.
Thomas Fiedler studied from 1994 to 1999 music theatre-direction at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. His productions are focused on formats between theatrical drama, music theatre and show. 2005 he became member of the artistic direction of the Theater Aachen. Since 2007 he is working from Berlin. He directed amongst other contemporary music theaters such as “Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil” of Gérard Grisey or “Infinito nero” of Salvatore Sciarrino and worked with many contemporary ensembles like Ensemble Mosaik, Berlin and Collegium Novum Zürich. His work carried him to numerous theatres and festivals in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Jan Dvorak studied composition, music theory and conducting from 1993 to 1999 at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg and Vienna. From 2002 to 2005 he was the leading music dramaturg at the Meiningen State-Theatre. Since then he is working from Hamburg. His work is concentrated on concepts and compositions between contemporary music, theatre and pop. Performances of his projects took place in many german theatres and festivals. Since 2008 he is continuosly working with Kommando Himmelfahrt. In 2007 he received the Hamburg Bach Award.