Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker also known as the X-tatic Tics and more recently as Dr Klangendum live and work in Rotterdam. They are producers and performers of radioplays and of stage performances in colaboration with many poets from all over the globe. They also produced a long string of radiodocumentaries such as the Perverse Animals- a series of coloured documentaries covering cities and art scenes in Dublin and Tblisi. They also collaborators in the Radia Network. They are now on tour with their latest production The Gazers (the end is near).
The Gazers is a musical and vocal composition rooted in radioplay tradition- although denounced by radiophonic puritsts- may they burn in hell-, with soundscapes and fieldrecordings as backdrop. In a string of songs and spoken word compositions the words and practises of some contemporary and proclaimed prophets and healers and their followers and bystanders get all mixed up in a realtime drama of deceit and forgery. Beware of the poet. The end of civilisation does’nt come unannounced. Madness precedes its final stages of transition. Underpayment of artists too, altho that is rumoured to be of all times.
A free form radioplay and free jazz chamber opera, performed by Lukas “See through” Simonis and Henk “Smal Change” Bakker. Staging the lies and lives of some gazers, spies, undercover healers and murdering poets.
Act One: The Garden Hose Gathering Ring
DD Meets the maestro of radiesthesia
Singing: A practitioner of radiesthesia claims to detect the interplay of these radiations. Thus radiesthesia is cited as the explanation of such phenomena as dowsing by rods and pendulums in order to locate buried substances, diagnose illnesses, and the like.
Choir: We do not recognize any legitimate medical uses for such devices.
Bring us the dynamizer, (which is attached by wires to a string of other devices and then to the forehead of a healthy volunteer, facing west in a dim light. By tapping on his abdomen and searching for areas of “dullness”, disease in the donor of the blood is diagnosed by proxy.)