we in a box

Photo of two people in black sports suits. On the left is a dark-skinned person with black curly hair looking at the camera and on the right is a white person looking at the ground.


Timespan Thursday 9.5.
Artists Everline Akinyi Odero aka Pepe, Joss Turnbull
Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cäcilienstraße 29-33, 50676 Köln
Impaired mobility Wheelchair access

What it's all about

A musical event “We in a box” with Everline Akinyi Odero on the punching bag and percussionist Joss Turnbull is a beat-battle between concert and performance. A physical borderline experience that touches on archaic questions of the "fighting" human being and explores the limits of musicality.
Turnbull on the Iranian drum Zarb Zurkhane fight their way through the different levels of movement, sound and rhythm. Breathing and coughing, the brushing of hands on eardrums, the wiping of sweat: the various physical processes of the boxer and the musician become a multi-layered sound performance. This not only blurs the boundaries between disciplines, it also raises the question: what is music and what does it involve?

Why should you come? 

Footwork, bandage tying and combination punches on the punching bag meet virtuoso drum sequences and sound design. 
Odero and Turnbull drive each other to the physical states of exhaustion and "knockout". The improvisation reaches a physical climax and therefore an almost fragile and trance-like dimension.


Thursday 9.5.


Performance Everline Akinyi Odero (punching bag), Joss Turnbull (zarb zurkhane)
Outside eye & Lighting design Josefine Turnbull

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