Emma looks like a wild kindergarten girl: Fuzzy head, gaping teeth, striped socks tucked into lace-up boots, striped Oshkosh pants under a floral dress and a bright red sweater with pink stripes over it. But Emma is indeed a witch and our new Klangküken creature of the season!
Well, from the fairy tale book, of course!
I just wanted to get lost for a time. Because there are some other witches who can be so mean and turn you into something really stupid. Luckily, it's never happened to me. But I thought it couldn't hurt to get away for a while. On the way, I discovered the concert hall and went straight to the door.
Yes, we do. Or we conjure ourselves somewhere. But you can see so much more from the broom! And it's so great to fly here. I've already flown through all your halls with their squiggly balconies and chandeliers and pictures on the ceiling. They are sooo beautiful. And there's great music everywhere! So I asked if I could stay. And they said that there was a vacancy at Klangküken until the summer. So I immediately said I'd take it.
I think the balaphone is super great. It comes from Africa and is made with calabashes. These are gourds that make the sound. And the craziest thing I've seen so far is the huge contrabass clarinet, which makes really deep sounds.
Oh, come on, cat - that's such a cliché. My pet is an earwig. His name is Louis and he's sleeping in the dressing room. But it's true, some witches have cats or other, very secret pets. I'm not supposed to say anything about that. (Covers her mouth and shakes her head resolutely.)
Yes, I will. But only in the concerts.
You know what I find stupid here? People go underground or by bus. But you can just fly on a broom. But I don't want to go anywhere else, it's nicest here at Konzerthaus. They even have chocolate croissants in the canteen! Unfortunately, witches get sharp teeth from it. Even if they brush them well.
Nope. I can just witch that away!
Come on everyone, I'm really looking forward to seeing you and to listening to the music and the stories!
Here you can see who has been there before the witch and what it's like at the KlangKüken events.
Photos: Martin Walz