Bernd Franke
half-way house – SOLO XFACH (für Joseph Beuys)

1987 Encounter with the work of Joseph Beuys in Basel and Zürich during a study tour under scholarship at the Künstlerhaus Boswil in Switzerland

1988 Premier of Solo 3fach in the Alte Oper Frankfurt

1989 American Premier of Solo 3fach in Tanglewood under the direction of Louis Krasner

1995 Premier of Solo 6fach in Leipzig/first setting without score

1996 MDR Radio production of Solo 6fach/ Premier of Solo 7fach in Berlin at Kryptonale II

1997 Premier of Solo 2fach ( I ) in the Städtische Kunstsammlungen in Chemnitz

1998 Founding of Ensemble SOLO XFACH. Inauguration concert at the opening of the 7th International Triennale Premier of…in Annäherung ( Piano Setting ) in Bonn Premier of Solo 2fach ( II ) during the festival Schreyaner Herbst

1999 Premier of Solo 2fach ( III ) in Munich Polish Premier of Solo 2fach ( II ) in November in Warsaw as part of a Porträtkonzert First full evening concert with the Ensemble SOLO XFACH in March in Leipzig

2000 First production with the Ensemble Solo xfach with Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt
Eva Beuys becomes familiar with the project and work of Solo xfach
Solo xfach Porträtkonzert on the 15 October in the Deutscher Pavillon of the EXPO 2000 in Hanover with the Ensemble SOLO XFACH and guests/ Premier of Solo 4fach and Solo xfach-tape
November/December performances in Kassel (Fridericianum), Essen (GNM), Karlsruhe (Academy)

2001 Premier of Solo 9fach during the Music Festival in Rottweil Premier of Solo 2fach (IV) in Mannheim/Heidelberg
first simultaneous performances of: Solo 5fach/Solo xfach – tape (III) (Paderborn) Solo 2fach (IV)/Solo 7fach/Solo xfach – tape (III) (Mannheim/Heidelberg/Emden) Solo 2fach (II)/Solo xfach – tape (III) (Berlin/TU) Remixversionen (club version) of Solo xfach – tape (III)

2002 performances in Berlin, Stuttgart, Würzburg, Ulm, Darmstadt, München, Wuppertal, Leipzig

2003 performances at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, at the Kaustinen Music Festival/Finland, Tokyo, Leipzig, Göteborg/Sweden