Dieter Kaufmann

Dieter Kaufmann, who studied in Paris with Pierre Schaeffer und François Bayle from 1968 to 1970, is one of its most prominent representatives. With his „symphonie acousmatique“ he has created in 2007 a computer-musical biography which builds up connections with the pioneers of that time via bridges and breaks.

2009 Dieter Kaufmann invited his son, the film director Ulrich Kaufmann and the dance performer and choreograph Gerda Schorsch to realise a scenic version  based on his composition.

Sections of „Lui comme elle“ another electro-acoustic work of Dieter Kaufmann (commission GRM/INA 2009) with text fragments of the Austrian writerand Nobel-prize-winner Elfriede Jelinek in German and French (recited by Gunda Koenig) were included.

This performance had its world première in Paris, Maison de la Poésie, may 30th and its first Austrian performance  in Vienna, Radiokulturhaus, june 9th 2010.

There is an allusion to Schaeffer/Henrys „Symphonie pour un homme seul“ in the title of the performance but it leads to  an other result: The woman in her red dress being persecuted by a car in the beginning of the piece becomes more and more self-evident, starting a wilde activity in face of this kind of video-observation by the film director, by his camera and by the observing public so that finally she finds a way to her own existance in her own body. By thinking and searching her corporal identity she succeds in mastering her situation.

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