DEEDS CALENDAR: Berlin Art Week 2023 – André Vida — The Breathless Saxophone – Yellow Solo | until 15.09.2023
André Vida’s performance The Breathless Saxophone at Yellow Solo is based on the idea of playing a saxophone without breath, leaving out the most important form of expression and control in order to make the saxophonic apparatus sound. This restriction allows us to discover the sound of gestures that the saxophone itself hears internally during each solo. The instrument is an extension of the performer’s body, so that when the breath is omitted, the percussive inner life of the saxophone dominates. Through the expanded bell of the breathless saxophone, we hear a naturally amplified version of this percussive, sometimes elusive music.
Fig. above: André Vida “The Breathless Saxophone”, Performance, 2023, Photo by Orange ‘Ear
(Club room in the basement of the residential building)
Thursday, 14.09. – Friday, 15.09.2023
Door opening: 20:30
Start: 9 pm