for 4 voices, objects, trumpet, guitar, 60' 2012
composition and performance by MAULWERKER (Ariane Jessulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, Steffi Weismann) (including material by Michael Hirsch).
1st of June 2012 (world premiere) Witte de With - Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
a production by DE PLAYER in collaboration with Operadagen Rotterdam
The new piece "crossing the punch line was developed especially for Operadagen 2012, collectively composed by the four Maulwerker Ariane Jessulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten, and Steffi Weismann.
The piece plays with changing perspectives, which leads to ambivalent crossings of sound and scene.
A living room situation is deconstructed and ruled by the dramaturgy of sounds. This is realized by means of amplified mundane objects in interaction with vocal articulations which are musically brought down to their basics and recomposed.
The connection of ear and eye, of body and sound and space—it’s theatre without plot, psychology, or narration. Actions are performed without intention. The starting point of activities is listening.