Drumming Is an Elastic Concept, a staged concert for percussion and electronics by the Austrian artist Josef Klammer. His first full-length solo program “Trommeln ist ein dehnbarer Begriff” (Drumming Is an Elastic Concept) is an anthology of his intensive efforts and their realization under the direction (stage design) of Ernst M. Binder. The project’s title is based on the Kunstradio broadcast “Membran”, which Klammer created live together with Seppo Gründler for the Austrian national radio station Ö1 in 2008. Instead of the usual plastic drumheads, Klammer used latex skins. As a result, the drumbeats were slowed down and stretched, until only the “breathing” of the drum was audible. Thus, the title not only stands for the visual illustration of the process, but also as a metaphor for the adaptation and enhancement of instruments by using analog and digital aids.
stage design: Ernst M. Binder
light design and sound engineering: Geari Schreilechner
supported by: Styrian State Government, the City of Graz, SKE Fund.
thanks to: ZKM, Liquid Music, Werkstadt Graz & StockwerkJazz