Peter Breitenbach
is a sound artist whose work traverses sound installation, performative sound art and sound for theatre and dance. In his installations and performances he is investigating the relationship of movement and sound, through the development of software and hardware as part of sculptural objects and instruments.


Evros Walk Water 1&2

by Rimini Protokoll

Theatre | Sound Design | Sound Sculptures | Mixing


“At the end everybody applauds but nobody can exactly tell why or to whom. (...) Evros Walk Water is a complex documentary, AN immersive audio piece installation that can be accessed by the audience with EASE because they BECOME familiar with these refugee stories in such a direct manner PARTICIPATING IN THE PERFORMANCE. This has been done so brilliantly that only afterwards you start thinking about how big the effort must have been to adjust all these elements with each other. AND it is even more brilliant that the theater makers have disclaimed any big drama IN THE PRESENTATION. (...) It is the human being that stands in the center here, and this is what we should keep about it”. (Rheinische Post) [Source]

Sound Design and Sound Installations

Evors Walk Water is a walk-in sound installation for 24 visitors. Sonically, there are two main elements. On the one hand stories and instructions that are played on headphones, and on the other 15 instruments, prevailing from everyday objects. On these instruments, „ ‘Walk Water’ (1959) – duration 3 minutes – by John Cage is being performed again and again. Yet in-between everybody changes their positions, again and again, as well as their viewpoints on the narrations of the kids, and the music performed on basis of their directions on the headphones.“ [Source]
Evros Walk Water 1&2
Cast: Abel, Aron, Ehsan, Jawad, Jined, Massoud, Moussa, Omer. As well as (german version): Alexander, Anna-Sophie, Arthur, Bela, Daniel, Haris, Jiannis, Justin, Kevin, Kriton, Noah, Noel, Philippos, Zoi, (english version): Andreas, Dennis, Elektra, Maria, Nefeli, Orfeas, Thodorish
Concept & Direction: Daniel Wetzel
Dramaturgy: Ioanna Valsamidou
Research: Konstantinos Kallivretakis
Research, Assistance: Nefeli Myrodia
Research (Sweden): Margarita Gerogianni
Set: Magda Plevraki
Set Assistance: Maria Kakaroglou
Sound Artist: Peter Breitenbach
Sound Artist Collaboration: Lampros Pigounis
Sound Support: Panos Tsagarakis
Light Design: Guy Stephanou, Michalis Kloukinas
Video: Ehsan
Flute, Kaval: Dimitris Brendas
Technical Director: Martin Schwemin
Production Management: Violetta Gyra, Juliane Männel, Heidrun Schlegel (Rimini Apparat)
Production: Rimini Apparat and Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens)
Coproduced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe - Department of Culture
Based on Evros Walk Water – a coproduction by TAK Liechtenstein, Schloßmediale Werdenberg and Rimini Apparat
Evros Walk Water 2 is based on Evros Walk Water
Concept & Direction: Daniel Wetzel
Dramaturgy: Ioanna Valsamidou
Research, Assistance: Konstantinos Kallivretakis, Ioanna Valsamidou
Set: Adrianos Zacharias
Set Assistance: Magda Plevraki
Sound: Peter Breitenbach
Sound Assistance: Panos Tsagarakis
Light: Roger Stieger
Consulting: Fotis Parthenidis
Translation: Bakar Albakar, Abbas Golbas
Production Mangement: Heidrun Schlegel (Rimini Apparat), Charlotte Streck
Assistant Production: Kostas Valsamidis
Coproduction: Tak Liechtenstein, Schloßmediale Werdenberg, Rimini Apparat
In Collaboration With: Polyplanity Productions

Photo by Martin Merkur

Photos by Daniel Wetzel

Video Documentation of Evros Walk Water