For 4 years Linard Bardill has been organising conferences in his studio on The art of staying alive or dying for beginners. The result is a large collection of songs, lectures and essays. From these collected texts Bardill wanted to write a non-fiction book about life and death. In winter 2017/18 he retired to the Canary Island of La Gomera for two weeks. And it didn´t turn out as planned. Already on the ferry he wrote the first poem, and shortly afterwards he wrote "The Island", a poem in 12 songs on Werden - Sein - Vergehen (becoming - being - passing away). With Segantini´s triptych, Bardill´s songs dance around the mystery of life, which from death receives its inexhaustible lightness and heaviness, its light, its lust and its seriousness. Reading and singing complement each other in claim and address: reading, concert and the immense presence of Segantini´s pictures.