(An ear to hear even badly these scraps of an antique rigmarole)
This performance is a sonic transposition of the multiple layers of text of Heiner Müller’s manuscript of Die Hamletmaschine, composed of documents in relation to Die Hamletmaschine, the complex HiB and Müller’s ‘bulgarian notebook’.
The script is full of ideas, sketches, corrections, variations, crossed-out words, annotations, appointments, phone numbers and TV programs which we considered as a musical score bringing into play both the set of typographical signs and the actual text.
In this imaginary musical score, we wanted to explore the writing process of the work, including its digressions, stammerings and fleeting thoughts. In summary, we wanted it to be heard, without a hierarchy of importance.
Concept: Yves Arcaix in collaboration with Christina Clar
Performers: Yves Arcaix, Christina Clar, David Neaud, Silvia Platzer
Q-O2 werkplaats, Brussels, 2009