Space-sound composition in book form – (always) first edition – for one performer, a score and a microphone.
The entire performance is recorded unnoticed and played backed in the end. Like a reverberation, drawn from a vast memory store, the preceding event is recapitulated and distorted medially by microphone and loudspeaker coloration as well as the spatial and recording perspective. The performer, who sits mute and is also listening, is only a remembered moving image in the head, given its shape by the acoustic recording. The performance and live moments merge in the recording and become a medially shaped and translated space-sound object oscillating between experience and memory, presence and absence, theatre and radio.
Regardless of the intimacy and the uniqueness of what has just been experienced, the media memory apparatus unwinds the “live” moment, even using the same spatial constellation. By this it breaks the spell and steals its emotional charge. On the floor a heap of paper scraps.
concept & performance: Verena Lercher
book: Verena Lercher