nota <MCD software> 2017-18

The online program nota has been in production since MCD’s residence on notation systems in the LAB FFM and opens up an infinite digital space for the documentation and arrangement of text, image, video and audio files. The program acts as a digital work and assembly table for these media. The individual materials can be arranged, placed and put into relationship to each other in a variety of ways. Nota is a tool to visualize complex conceptual thoughts and ideas on a digital surface.

In April 2017 MCD started the development of nota and since then the program has been an important part of our creative work. On the 19 January 2018, nota was presented to the public for the first time in a beta version: As part of the „Digitalisierungstriple II“ of the Performing Arts Program Berlin, the current state of the program was presented and subject of an exchange on digital imaging spaces of scenic works.

Das Programm nota from VOLL:MILCH on Vimeo.


In 2017, Monster Control District (MCD) was founded by the theater collective VOLL: MILCH, cameraman Moritz Friese, programmer Nils Bultjer and scenographer / media artist Ariane Trümper at the LAB Frankfurt. The mission and goal of the MCD is to stage our monstrous present. MCD is located in Berlin, Lower Saxony and Rotterdam. It develops works of film, theater and a computer program called nota, which is used a working tool for their collective, intermedial montage-practice. In 2016, VOLL: MILCH started a monster cycle that began in April 2016 with terreur and continued in October of the same year with Monster Erlöser. This cycle has been continued with the MCD since 2017.