1) Andrea Neumann by Laura Fusato 2) Laura Neumann, Videostill Probe mit Antonia Baehr
Fr, 26/02/2021, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Klangkunst / Sound Art / Konzert / Performance


3 Stücke für abwesendes Innenklavier performt von Andrea Neumann

The composer and musician Andrea Neumann has been playing the same instrument for 20 years: a self-made piano frame without keyboard. The instrument with its weight, materials, preparations and sounds shape her life: the tempo when travelling, the posture when making music, the way of listening. Instrument and human influenced each other, they have mixed together in the last 20 years.

For the evening TOSSED SOUNDS three pieces were written for Andrea Neumann -
on one condition: The instrument is absent from the stage.
What remains of a musician without her instrument?
What traces does it leave behind?
What do you hear?
Can one see the imprints that have passed into the body?
Does the absent instrument choreograph the performance of the musician?
Is it "The Master of Ceremony" - more present than if it were present?

The three pieces are influenced by the respective practice of the three artists: Baehr - performance, Farah - acting/dance, Neumann - music. Each one fills the "void" of the absent instrument with her individual competences. In each of the three works a "meta-instrument" is created, which, in reference to the absent instrument, expands into the concrete space, into new aesthetic spaces and into other disciplines.
Although absent, the instrument is present in all three portraits: as trace, foil, score, sound, impulse generator and in the body archive of the performer.

3 pieces for absent inside piano
performed by Andrea Neumann
Antonia Baehr – Inside the Piano, guest performer: Bryan Eubanks
Fernanda Farah – what draws are the eyes
Andrea Neumann – ip6

Funded by "Musikfonds e. V. mit Projektmitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien" and "Initiative Neue Musik Berlin"

  • Antonia Baehr: »Inside the Piano« (UA)

Andrea Neumann
Bryan Eubanks, Gastperformer

  • Fernanda Farah: »what draws are the eyes« (UA)

Andrea Neumann

  • Andrea Neumann: »ip6« (UA)

Andrea Neumann


  • Ballhaus Ost
  • Pappelallee 15, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: motorische Einschränkungen / Hörbehinderung / kognitive Einschränkungen