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, this duo with Romy Herzberg on doublebass and Christina Fuchs on saxophone in Plays Gertrude Stein, was extended to form an interdisciplinary trio by the reader Renate Fuhrmann.