What could possibly happen when you sit in a café at work, waiting for your colleague to show up? Well, you could create a new noisy event.
This is exactly what happened to a member of the creative crew at the Central Library in Copenhagen. Enjoying her coffee, she was distracted by a weird sound. The sound turned out to be the machine in the kitchen making fresh pastry for crisp croissants.
Sure, this machine got rhythm! Which makes it all too tempting to add a DJ and 2 poets – this night Sternberg & Frank Langmack – to the mixing of pastry.
“Together. Being together … You have never tried it before. Not like this”.
The voice of the first performing poet breaks through the cosy café on the top of what could have been a crackling fireplace, but actually is the rhythmical machine at work. He has got that right. Listening to poetry is one thing, but I have never had poetry served with the slamming sound of fresh pastry to be.
As the powerful poetry praises literature and ways of socializing, the machine splashes with an even higher volume. Connected to the echoing effect of the poets’ voice it gives the audience a very special experience.
However, it is not pure relaxation. As it is the habit of this blog there will have to be a little brainfood as well. In this case it is loads of “facts or fakes” about the famous croissant. Is it really true that the croissant has been a posh refreshment to the people attending the Opera before it crashed back to the roots of the workers’ wheat loaf croissant? Probably not, but humour is no stranger as the golden butterbit searches for new world wide adventures during centuries of history,
As the slamming from the machine gets louder and even closer to electronic music streaming from a nightclub, I was convinced that any soundartist would be drop-dead jealous of the concept. It is fun, original and ends up with a tasty treat. After all, it would not be polite to listen for an hour and a half without tasting the result.
The slamming performance was free – the croissant was not (but it was worth the money 🙂 ).
Curious on this crazy performance? New poets will team up with the pastry-machine soon, and Otpei will play the machine,beats and loop.
Visit Democratic Coffee at the Central Library on the 12th of February.
(Watch out for any ideas that might pop up in your head at your next cup of coffee at work).