Sono un fumo – I am smoke

A slapstick performance with music and objects
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Music by: Caspar Johannes Walter (debut performances), Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Benedetto Ferrari, Bartolomeo Barbarino
Countertenor: Flavio Ferri-Benedetti

Ensemble Il Profondo: Anaïs Chen, Eva Saladin (violins), Amélie Chemin (viola da gamba), Josías Rodríguez Gándara (sound effects), Johannes Keller (cembalo)

Concept, Direction: Aliénor Dauchez

Set Design: Michael Kleine, Lisa Fütterer

Costumes: Michael Kleine

Lighting: Ladislav Zajac

Dramaturgy: Roland Quitt

Translation: Roman Lemberg

Assistant Director: Melchior Hoffmann

Stage Assistant: Miren Oller

Production: Tobias Nussbaumer, Sebastian Solte


Gare du Nord, Basel


A La Cage production in cooperation with Il Profondo, Radialsystem V and Gare du Nord.

With support from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Sophie und Carl Binding-Stiftung, the Ernst Göhner-Stiftung, the Isaac Dreyfus Bernheim-Stiftung and Migros Kulturprozent.
Composition commission financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

Baroque music from the early 17th century and contemporary compositions by Caspar Johannes Walter are played together on historical instruments. All of a sudden, an object starts moving on stage: a ball is rolling, a chain reaction sabotages the concert. Explosions! Smoke! A song of madness triggers a self-destructive slapstick sequence. Thus goes the insanity of love.