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Kerstin Kussmaul & Jan Burkhardt
Vexations - We call it work
ImPulsTanz2009 © Kerstin Kussmaul & Jan Burkhardt
Repeating a piece of music 840 times – that’s a lot of work. Work that choreographer Kerstin Kussmaul and pianist Jan Burkhardt go to trouble with the composition “Vexations” by Erik Satie, the longest piece of music in history. “We call it work” is thus the suitable subheading for their performance lasting more than twenty hours. It features a cleverly devised system of admission that thematises the attendance and function of the audience.
Photo © Miriam Raneburger