“Vexations”: on & on & on, till the beak of yawn play a loophole into your headpeace performance for two piano players, projected video and stream of consciousness writing. original composition (1893) by Erik Satie. duration ca. 1200 min. our resume: Vexations is a challenge, a practical joke and a timemachine. eriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatieeriksatie “Je m’appelle Erik Satie comme tout le monde.” we perform satie. wir verformen satie. we do it for us. wir tun es für uns. we do it for you. wir tun es für euch. we do it because it is not important to be done. wir tun es weil es nicht wichtig ist dass es getan wird. we do it because we would like to do it. wir tun es weil wir es gerne tun möchten. we are two people playing piano and one computing and showing the difference. wir sind zwei, die klavier spielen und einer, der die differenz berechnet und zeigt. we will play it note for note. wir werden es note für note spielen. you will hear it note for note. ihr werdet es note für note hören. afterwards nothing will be the same. danach wird das nichts sein wie es war. Short piano piece […]
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Des Gesprächfightfadens

“Des Gesprächsfightfadens”: word of the wings stutters & flutters a language re-de-re-construction performance for two performers, video backdrop, disillustrative commentary and sound duration: ca. 45 min. DEPART’s germanguage desastroy, a veritabledance lingo-limbo. Dramatized worldplayhem. A staged piece with toadloads of glimmericks fallinglong upwards from heaven’t scene and hertz beforeplay. In DEPART’s “Des Gesprächsfightfadens” there is no dramatic plot per se as in conventional theater, but there are recurring themes and ideas, more like in a musical composition. This work relies heavily on DEPART’s belief in the controlled overflow of sensoric input. The audience is supplied with a sheer mass of wordplay in order to provoke a struggle for perception and conscious processing of input. The more you struggle to get everything, the less interesting the piece will be. But if you are able to relax and let your thoughts wander freely, as in a kind of mediational state of mind, you might be able to grab one meaning here, or one there but go along with the flow of the piece easily. The goal of this endeavour is to create a certain state of consciousness where the seemingly superfluous and absurd action supporting the piece becomes a sort of focus […]
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