Reading with music

Duration about 90 minutes

Read by Renate Fuhrmann (Cologne).

Compositions and music by KontraSax, Christina Fuchs (clarinet, bass clarinet), Romy Herzberg (contrabass)

The novel’s title is taken from a Romanian proverb. In this story the marginal quality of pheasants’ flying ability is used as a metaphor for the difficulty of man’s life and destiny.

Reading with music 

Duration about 90 minutes

An extract from novel by Patricia Highsmith ‘The Cry of the Owl, read by Renate Fuhrmann (actress, Cologne).

Compositions by the duo ‘KontraSax’ with Christina Fuchs (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet) and Romy Herzberg (contrabass).

This famous literary quotation, that became the symbol for abstraction and structuralism in modernity, stems from Gertrude Stein, born 1874 in Pennsylvania, died 1946 in Paris. She was one of the most colorful personalities of the Paris artist and writer scene at the beginnnig of this century, and in her Salon she welcomed, among others, Picasso, Matisse, Hemingway and Ezra Pound. Gertrude Stein developed a humorous, ironic work of prose, full of stylistic refinement and personality.

KontraSax has written film music for several WDR TV documentaries.