Dick Raaijmakers 1930-2013
Intona (1992)
'Intona' is a work in which Raaijmakers destroys 12 microphones, each in a different way. The concert space is a laboratorium and he walks to every table, where the victim/microphone is waiting for its destruction. He sets them on fire, drowns them in water, saws them up etc. Each action is done with great care - not the joy of violence, but the scientific approach. Each microphone is 'on', so the audience hears the scream before the silence. The audience sheers, but there is not really much to laugh about. Music, theatre and concept meet in one memorable event.