45 seconds

for voice and other things

Jokes and stories in five languages are told with leaving out the punch line. Each joke has a time bracket of about 45 seconds. All punch lines are told in the last time bracket in reverse order.

The piece was commissioned by artist Freda Heyden.

World Premiere: gallery fett6. Raum für Kunst, Hamburg, Nov 8, 2006.

Further performances:
Nov 9, 2006, h7-club, Hamburg
March 29, 2007, christian kesten solo, Villa Aurora Los Angeles
June 25, 2007, labor sonor, Berlin-Mitte
March 1, 2008, The Red Room, Baltimore, USA
March 8, 2008, HUB 14, Toronto
March 12, 2008, Perte de Signal, Montréal
March 14, 2008, Experimental Intermedia, Festival With No Fancy Name, New York
March 18, 2008, AS220, Providence
March 21, 2008, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
March 22, 2008, Bowerbird, UCAL, Philadelphia
August 16, 2008, Maulwerker: speaking in tongues, Babel Lounge, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, exhibition BABYLON. Myth and Truth