Elsa Justel

Purzelbäume has been performed in Berlin, Brussels and Valdivia…

Purzelbäume [Somersaults] is an electroacoustic “klango.” The term “klango” was proposed by the commissioning organization to suggest a sound element (klang) with a tango rhythm. The idea was to create an electroacoustic piece one could dance to. The Spanish translation dando tumbos refers to a traditional Argentine tango text.

[English translation: François Couture, iii-19]

Purzelbäume was realized in 2002-03 at the composer’s studio in Paris (France) and premiered on March 23, 2003, under the title Dando Tumbos at the Sonic Arts Lounge (Berlin, Germany) as part of MaerzMusik. It was commissioned by DeutschlandRadio Berlin (Germany).


  • March 22, 2003, MaerzMusik 2003: Sonic Arts Lounge — Tangos und Klangos, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (Germany)


stereo fixed medium



Date Work Program
September 30, 2019 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Roger Phillips / Radio Merseyside (UK)
October 25, 2019 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Radio Gagarin / FSK Radio (Germany)
November 5, 2019 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Late Night Lab / Radio Klara (Belgium)
November 11, 2019 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) The Langham Research Centre Show / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
December 2, 2019 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Radiophon / Südwestrundfunk SWR2 (Germany)
January 2, 2020 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Radiophon / Südwestrundfunk SWR2 (Germany)
February 16, 2020 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Carav’elle 03 / Solénoïde (France)
February 19, 2020 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Battiti: Il rumore é riposo / Rai radio 3 (Italy)
March 10, 2020 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)

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