I’m excited to be able to share with you a video of Now Hear Ensemble‘s performance of Mayke Nas and Wouter Snoei’s work “I Delayed People’s Flights by Walking Slowly in Narrow Hallways” for four players, four chairs, and four amplified blackboards with live electronics. The video is from our performance last March at Art Share L.A.
The work draws from the famous stageplay “Self-Accusation” (1966) by Peter Handke. In a sheer endless enumeration of wrongdoings, the human morality is cool-headedly dissected and exposed. Almost half a century later the text has lost nothing of it’s thought-provoking meaning and inspiration. In “I Delayed People’s Flights by Walking Slowly in Narrow Hallways”, Mayke Nas has adapted the idea of Handke’s text into a musictheatre-piece for four performers rhythmically writing new confessions on four blackboards as if they were lines of punishment.