Jeppe Ernst (DK)

Born in Kerteminde, Denmark 1985.

+ & –
The piece is one of several pieces I’ve composed the last couple of years where the role of the audience is being investigated, where the performers are in fact the audience. All spectators to the performance of + & – will only see a shell, something that is private, something that is closed around itself. Though it may be visibly obvious to see what’s going on between the two performers the spectators can never be a part of it and never truly experience the piece. Like a conversation between two people: You hear the words, you know what they mean, what they may be loaded with, but you can never come between these two people, that room will always be closed to you.