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1 April 2018
DNK DAYS in collaboration with Theater Perdu presents:

Performative Lecture #1

Manfred Werder - All the reality that is

This night features a lecture/performance by the Wandelweiser composer: Manfred Werder and a performance of his composition: 3 Ausführende by the DNK Ensemble.

"Among living beings, only man has language. The voice is the sign of pain and pleasure, and this is why it belongs to other living beings (since their nature has developed to the point of having the sensations of pain and pleasure and of signifying the two). But language is for manifesting the fitting and the unfitting and the just and the unjust. To have the sensation of the good and the bad and of the just and the unjust is what is proper to men as opposed to other living beings, and the community of these things makes dwelling and the city."
(Aristotle, Politics, 1253a, 10-18)

"There is no other time than that of the enunciation"
(Roland Barthes, The death of the Author, 1967)

Manfred Werder, composer, is wandering through the abundance. His scores feature words and sentences found in poetry, philosophy and the world. Earlier works include stück 1998, a 4000 page score whose nonrecurring and intermittent performative realization has been ongoing since December 1997. Lives in situ.

DNK Ensemble
Seamus Cater - concertina
Koen Nutters - upright bass
Martijn Tellinga - sine tones

Doors open: 20:00
Entrance: €8

Theater Perdu
Kloveniersburgwal 86,
1012 CZ Amsterdam