ink, colours and gold on paper II

accordion solo

10 min
Edition Juliane Klein


  • world premiere: Eva Zöllner, Keflavik, Island 2005
  • German premiere: Eva Zöllner, Kunsthaus Essen 2006
  • additional performers: Andrea Carola Kiefer, Snezana Nesic, Felix Kroll, Irene Urbach
  • additional performances: Siglufjordur, Akureyri/Island, OAG-Halle/Tokio, Tachikawa Performing Arts Festival Tokio


  1. private live recording, Eva Zöllner, 2006

Eva Zöllner, Tachikawa Performing Arts Festival 2005 © Zöllner/Gahn 2005

programme note

This piece is inspired both by Paul Gaugin's paintings and many Japanese paintings, including the famous raku-chu/raku-gai works, the genji-monigatari e-maki, and works by Sotatsu. Vibrating areas on a golden background, sometimes partly covered in golden clouds, have a strong energy, without forcing the observer into special thoughts or emotions. The golden background gives the colours an intensive illumination. There is no perspective to lead us somewhere, the flat background dematerializes itself towards the unseen space behind. This kind of Japanese paintings is described in art catalogues as „ink, colours and gold on paper“, wich became the title of this piece. The technique of overlaying two layers of mixed colours was used to create strong deep colours as in Gaugin's paintings.
(Peter Gahn)