The seemingly enigmatic scores currently on display in the exhibition STILL ALIVE. Works from the Hoffmann Collection Donation at the Albertinum in Dresden are transcriptions of the composition “Folds for Percussion” by the Dutch artist and composer William Engelen – or rather their material expression. The different folds of the sheets result in different phases of silence and sound, for the line of notes disappearing in each fold stands for a pause in the piece, which is intended for instruments such as washboards, singing saws, oil canisters, triangles and drums. The work will be performed on 3 July in the Albertinum atrium by the ensemble Eklekto Geneva Percussion Center as a structured improvisation that responds to space, light and shadow.
A cooperation of the Dresden State Art Collections in the framework of TONLAGEN – 30th Dresden Days of Contemporary Music, a festival of HELLERAU-European Centre of the Arts, supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony.