PRAELUDERE in Düsseldorf

for KLANGRAUM 2015

Fifth activation of the PRAELUDERE (ballades from the 20th century) scores alongside traces of previous ballades


First performance From Neufelden to Düsseldorf – 25/07/2015, 7pm
with Antoine Beuger (flute), Marcus Kaiser (cello), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice, whistle)

Second performance From London to Düsseldorf’, 26/07/2015, 7pm
with Antoine Beuger (flute), Sandra Schimag ( voice), Renate Hoffmann Korth ( voice, wind machine), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice, whistle)

Every Afternoon during my 6 days residency in KUNSTRAUM, I sat in the courtyard outside outside the exhibition, using the PRAELUDERE book of ballades to map where I was, what I saw / heard. Traces of these whimsical ballades, a few images, words and marks on paper, have become new folded pages for eyes and mind to wander.

- Every footprint is a song...the song of life...painted on the sand...painted in air…
(Nanao Sakaki 1976)

PRAELUDERE (ballades from the 20th century)

Four ballades from the 20th century, to be read, sang, walked or performed, alone or with others, inside or outside, sitting, standing or walking, with or without instrument. A set of four text score at the source of a body of work (performances, videos, prints, artist book) exploring the notion of the ballad as being somewhere in between a walk and a song.