Live Reenactment/ Singspiel
9 x 15 min., skype, beamer, mixer, speaker
AD Showroom, Bremen
With the participation of:
Laura Copiello (mezzo soprano) transmitted from Padova, Italy, Erik Drescher (flutist, performer, curator) transmitted from Angers, France, Anja Dreischmeier (soprano) transmitted from Berlin, Peter Kubik (bariton) transmitted from Hannover, Germany, Laura Mello (composer, performer) transmitted from Vienna, Austria, Ina Viola Blasius (artist, performer) transmitted from Berlin,
Based on musical scores by Jeremy Woodruff (composer, Berlin)
Two singers skype into the showroom. They are connected via two different Skype accounts and see their counterpart via the projected image, captured by each camera eye.
The performers were given a score with the part to be sung from a short operetta fragment, which emanates from speech logs from a participatory observation at the preview of the Biennale di Venezia in 2009. The artist recorded conversations of the Biennale jet set and worked them into a libretto, which Jeremy Woodruff set to music. The resulting scores were based on the speech act re-enactment.