At night

Spot On MozART project
© Claudia Lehmann, Konrad Hempel

The starting point for the film At night is the Fantasy in D minor by W. A. Mozart. Perhaps the most frequently played piano piece, at least among young music students, inspired a cinematic narrative in which the composer's biographical approaches and musical elements of the composition were associatively transformed into a woman's nocturnal journey through a big city, played by Jenny Schily.

Piano Fantasy in D minor, KV 397

A film by
Claudia Lehmann and Konrad Hempel

Musical interpretation
Daniel Regenberg

The night makes us look differently at our existence. Beautiful, but also mysterious, we approach our dark sides of our existence at night, but at the same time the night also frees us from all constraints and lets the imagination into our lives. Somewhere it has to go, somewhere it wants to go. But where does it arrive? Torn between longings and encounters, between genius and fear of failure, between freedoms and constraints, it finally encounters itself. In reality, everything is different or exactly the same.

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At night
  • Conception & Realization: Claudia Lehmann & Konrad Hempel / Institute for Experimental Affairs
  • In collaboration with Thomas Ballhausen
  • Musical interpretation: Daniel Regenberg
  • Assistant director and producer: Henrike Wiemann
  • Image design: Eike Zuleeg
  • Sound design: Andreas Mohnke
  • Production Design: Stephanie Därr
  • Costume Design: Anna Lechner
  • Make-up: Dorothea Eisel Construction
  • Stage / Set Construction: Tobias Esche
  • Lighting: Rasmus Bjerregaard


  • Jenny Schily
  • Daniel Regenberg
  • Oskar Lehmann
  • Josefine Hempel
  • Carl Hegemann
  • Alexander Lode
  • Christian Rau
  • Thelma Buabeng

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