"Our Godhead, history, has ordered us a grave" - I had to think of these words by Ingeborg Bachmann when I was asked to write a play for the Luther Year 2017. In the 20th century, the reception of Luther's anti-Judaism was greedily absorbed by the Protestant Church as well, for its own theses, which had terrible consequences. I associate the kettledrum with Luther through the association of the "Standpauke". It is said that Luther always struck the wood on his pulpit to keep the congregation awake. Everything that is played on the kettledrum is transmitted in this piece via transducer to thunderbolts and tin buckets. They transform the sound and carry it further - a resonance across space and time.

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