this video presents a performance from the artfestival 'silentium exit!!! held in 2013 in leiden, the netherlands and was made for dutch singer/songwriter anne music. the video is a version of the one which accompanied 'it was the hurdy-gurdyman who sensed a trace of strangeness around him' (vimeo.com/53776707). it's based on images of the interiors of the building where the festival was held to which illustrations from old books were added. in the pictureframe a reworked earlier video is shown: 'la storia del trovatore di iota horologii'. (vimeo.com/15521834) iota horologii, by the way, is a jupitersized but supposed earthlike planet in the constellation of Horologium or the Pendulum Clock, about 55 lightyears from earth.