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SAARBRÜCKEN July 2020

The last edition of the CWCH collective season took place in Saarbrücken at the Saarländisches Künstlerhaus. Fellow CWCHees Katharina Bihler and Stefan Scheib had suggested this as an option to share a physical space with each other, and with a small audience, after months of regular performances that happened exclusively online.

For a detailed description and a full archive of CWCH shows please visit the dedicated project page.

To make full use of the spaces of the Künstlerhaus our set-up mirrored those of the CWCH collective so far: Sarah created the mix from all contributors, Katharina and Stefan were in the adjacent hall but still bound to the seconds-long delay of web-streaming, and the roaming audience had to visit a third room to hear the final broadcast.

Photo journalist Kerstin Krämer offered us the two images you can see below and wrote a report for the Saarbrücker Zeitung, positing that Orson Welles would have loved the evening. New Music expert Hubert Steins was in attendance too and conducted interviews that would find their way into his excellent portrait of the CWCH collective for Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

The two live rooms at the gallery… (photo © Kerstin Krämer)

… and the listening room for the audience (photo © Kerstin Krämer)

First visual contact of the CWCH collective players after the performance: Frauke Berg, Dinah Bird, Anna Friz, Billy Roisz, dieb13, Rodrigo Ríos Zunino, Llody Dunn, Ralf Schreiber, Knut Aufermann, Katharina Bihler, Stefan Scheib, CWCH photographer Pierre Metzinger and Sarah Washington. Missing is Xentos Fray Bentos.