Thursday · 31 October 2013 · 20:00hrs
Bahnhof Scheven · Europe’s 1st Light and Sound Train Station
Schmiedegasse 35 · 53925 Scheven

Rochus Aust · trumpet/signals
Fosco Perinti · trumpet/signals
Bosco Pohontsch · trumpet/signals
Jonathan Golove · theremin-cello
Florian Zwissler · synthesizer/electronics
Markus Aust · synthesizer/electronics

The question is not whether there is life in space or not. The question also is not whether intelligent extra-terrestrial beings will visit our blue planet or not. And the question definitely is not whether their visits will be of friendly or hostile intent and whether they will arrive by UFO or not. The questions is simply whether we will make enough parking spaces available for them and whether we can guarantee them a speedy and comfortable interchange to our means of public transport.
For a state as high-tech as North Rhine-Westphalia, it is not unusual to be the highest, biggest or furthest. But when it comes to TUf/SchBf Scheven (TUpl/SchTs), we are allowed to feel just that little bit more proud than normal: the most rapid interchange between UFO and rail.

A landscape characterised by the magnetism of pre-historic streams of magma and which, for decades, has pointed the world’s largest radio telescope into space, is almost predestined for regular UFO visits. Through them– on a civilian basis – two fundamentally identical mentalities can convene in the Eiffel region and, consequently, the mutual understanding between extra-terrestrials and vulcan-terrestrials. For a first encounter between extra- and intra-terrestrials this is the most auspicious combination possible.
As a prerequisite, however, we need to thoroughly revise our vision of the giant, scary space patrols, of greenish Martians, armed to their teeth, of children being taken by speedy flying saucers and of aliens, abandoned and helpless who, in order to protect themselves, mutate into creatures from hell. This is because the first and most rapid interchange between UFO and rail will initially only possess a rather limited capacity for vessels landing and taking-off as well as parking spaces divided into highly restrictive categories: While the materialisation is at the discretion of the respective alien, weight, size and energy emissions are clearly limited, in order not to exceed the capacities and the state’s emission protection law.