in Graz, Austria
_Lives in Vienna
evening out - Just a wedding party!, 1993
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Ulrike Tschabitzer and Erwin K. Bauer organized a series of events at
the Vienna Varieté Club Maxim with the title "Starstop".
Visual artists, musicians, DJs and other creative persons were asked
to put together a Sunday evening show at the Maxim. The club was furnished
with a moveable stage, red plush sofas and various interesting separées.
On November 7, the moment had come for me and my friends it was
our evening. I collected wedding pictures of the parents of friends, about
70 of them, had them framed and distributed them among the separées.
I wanted to give the rooms an air of privacy and pleasant intimacy.
There was a particularly nice room at the Maxim, the wedding separée,
after which I had also named the evening. "An evening out
Just a wedding party!" This location was perfectly suited for Liebenau,
a band from Graz and for Michael Kramer to make music "backstage".
With reversed roles we sang "Bonnie & Clyde". It was also
Michael who had played me a record of Anita ODay several weeks before
this performance. I was so enthusiastic that I suggested to my musician
friends that they rehearse some of these songs in order to present them
for the first time at the Maxim. Curd Duca, Orhan Kipcak and Helmut Kaplan
were my "band" for this evening. The people liked it and it
was also great fun for us. (..)
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