Second performance of the PRAELUDERE (ballades from the 20th century) scores


with Sandra Schimag and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice and objects)

We were sitting beside each other behind a high wall of tropical plants, barely visible to the audience on the other side. We performed the four scores accompanied by a field recording I made the previous day at dawn in the courtyard outside.

The performance was recorded and the soundtrack was subsequently added to an original video reading of the score, thus becoming the only document of the event.

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

PRAELUDERE in Haan (2014)
Single screen projection – 42 mins

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.