handarbeit (work of hands)
choir, moderator and conductor
photo: jens brand
choir opera of 7 1/2 minutes duration (as long as it takes to draft a pils-beer). the moderator´s text is structured along the model of the ancient greek drama in 5 acts. the plot is to win audience-members to conduct the choir without telling them which song.
result depends on the dexterity of the volunteer conductor, musical result is solely hand-made.
the piece was part of the krahnenbaum company koeln production "eine oper so lang wie ein pils" (an opera as long as it takes to draft a pils beer), featuring also compositions by jens brand and chao-ming tung.