On Gestures and the Dialogical Principle in Solo Performances

exemplified by

Im Element

for vocal performer and singing bowl

at the Kunsthaus Potsdam on 5 June 2016

The gesture is a way 

  • to communicate with both audience and oneself,
  • to make the sound visible to the audience,
  • to generate associations for the purpose of inspiration.

The gesture

  • is, besides listening and seeing, an additional tool to ‘sense’ or to ‘grasp’ the performance momentum,
  • makes the hands become co-players.