Concert installation for 8 to 32 loudspeakers, station clock, timetable and orchestra
Arrival at Rietli at 12:12. Stop on demand. A passenger gets off. Double bass player and founder of the Chuchchepati Orchestra Patrick Kessler is waiting on the gravel parking lot in front of the picturesque little station building. The bass is tuned, the speakers are aligned, the nerves are tense. The passenger pulls out the instrument. Everything is ready for the musical duel. 12 minutes later, a train approaches from the opposite direction. The musical showdown fades away. The passenger gets on. Departure from Rietli at 12: 26.
In 2020, a dozen musicians from the environment of the Chuchchepati Orchestra let themselves be challenged by Patrick Kessler to an encounter at eye level at noon. The first series of concerts took place in June 2020. In 2021, "Low Noon" will continue in an expanded form: Now both duos and larger formations can travel to the duel, and the showdowns are also to take place at other locations without a train station. The tight schedule remains the same. Punctually after 12 minutes, the arriving train can be heard, even if only as a sound preservation from the loudspeakers, the music fades away. The next constellation is getting ready...