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11. - 13. July 2003   
Staatsbank Französische Strasse 35, Berlin-Mitte

with Boris Baltschun (electronics), Alessandro Bosetti (soprano sax), Axel Dörner (trumpet), Fernanda Farah (voice), Henrik Kairies (voice), Jo Stone (voice), Michael Hirsch (voice) Robin Hayward (tuba)

by Steffi Weismann and Christian Kesten (artistic directors)
Christian Kesten (composition), Steffi Weismann (stage/video)
Gunnar Brandt (sound), Dorothee Scheiffarth (costumes), Rainer Grönhagen (lightdesign) Sabine Spillecke (production)

Duration: about 80 minutes
made possible by generous support from Hauptstadtkulturfonds
a co-production of staatsbankberlin and Fernwärme


Daily communication often begins or ends with a comment upon the weather. Reflecting a need to confirm personal perceptions, these verbal articulations form a basis for this work's musical and visual dialogues by playing with words and meanings, even turning them into abstract forms.

Steffi Weismann created a small glass house for yes it's suddenly getting warmer. Inside, the weather can be artificially created and communicated to the audience's space outside via video projection and audio amplification. Seven musicians/performers move, speak, and play inside and outside of the cabin as the piece constantly changes - like the weather - from simple to complex structures, continually creating new references to what we see, hear, feel, and think.

Christian Kesten's "open score" provides rules to begin the performer's process of actively interpreting its material. This includes graphic musical notation that are actual weather diagrams and a composed text that hovers between sound poetry and small talk. This text was based upon a recorded group discussion about the possible technological ways to influence the weather. The talk was mixed lingual - in German, English and Portuguese - reflecting the internationality of the ensemble and it's ways to communicate.