Eating and drinking, time and again – 21.09.18
Antoine Jaccoud (texts)
Christian Brantschen (music)
One is a writer, the other a musician.
Lausanne-born Antoine Jaccoud writes for both stage and screen. As a playwright, he wrote the monologue Je suis le mari de Lolo (Ferrari) performed by Roland Vouilloz, and Au revoir, produced last year at the Théâtre de Vidy with Marthe Keller and Mathieu Amalric. As a screenwriter, he collaborated with Ursula Meier (L’enfant d’en haut/Sister, Journal de ma tête/Diary of my Mind) and with Bruno Deville (Bouboule).
Christian Brantschen, from Bern, is the keyboardist for the acclaimed Swiss-German rock band Patent Ochsner. He also accompanies authors Pedro Lenz and Arno Camenisch on their reading tours.
Jaccoud and Brantschen met through Bern ist überall, a multilingual group of Swiss authors and musicians that has been touring Switzerland and further afield for more than ten years. They decided to join forces and work together as a duo, one telling his stories, the other accompanying him on the piano, accordion or melodica. What do they talk about? Simply about everyday things: about the neighbour’s Audi, about health insurance, sleep apnoea, retired DJs and occasionally about food. Basically, about life.