this cd is not conceived just to be listened to.
supplemented with a simple "score", it may induce a "performance at home".
are invited to experience with your ears, eyes, body and mind, the
space of your everyday life, your home, "colored" a little bit
differently, alone or in the presence of one or more close persons.
the cd consists of a one hour sequence of sounds, three times interrupted by substantial silences.
the "score" contains 7 suggestions for simple activities.
adjust the playback-level (not too loud), so you can effortlessly hear the sounds of phontaine everywhere at your home.
the ideal time to perform phontaine would be twilight or daybreak, but you could play it at any other time of the day, as well.
all activities suggested in the score quietly and without haste.
it is entirely up to you, how to spend the time with
was an essential part of the project phon mir aus : ein - 1 modell,
developed in collaboration with Peter Trachsel and produced by HASENA
institut für (den) fliessenden kunstverkehr (Dalvazza, CH) and Verein
Schichtwechsel (Schaan, FL) autumn 1997 in 16 private homes and on the
streets of Vaduz-Nord.
phontaine constituted the first part of
the project wohnwitzig / Traktat / ladenfroh, developed in
collaboration with mit Mario Portmann and produced by Theaterfabrik
Altenburg-Gera in private and public spaces in Gera and Jena (D) autumn
phontaine’s life before life, though, has begun much
earlier, 1984 as an installation at the Alten Stadtgartnerei Basel.
Since that time phontaine has functioned in a variety of public and
private contexts, in varying arrangements and forms.