The drawing “Presto ma non assai / schnell aber nicht zu sehr” (Trans.: fast but not too fast) is based on the movement of the conductor Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004). I reconstructed his hand signals in the second symphony of Brahms and drew them from the reenacted performance. The chronology of the drawn hands has gaps and blank spaces between them and also moments when the right and left hand cross each other. Therefore there are different sequences and formations of hands, which makes it possible to read the drawing in different ways. The hard and geometric form of the conductor’s baton contrasts with the soft hands, creating a second, independent movement. Conducting is an instrument that organizes actions and construes meaning. The conductor´s gestures help the musicians know their entrance. Tempo, volume, nuance and interpretation of the orchestra and the conductor are embodied by these movements. The minimalist phrasing of Carlos Kleiber was special in the way that one barely saw the upbeat of the pulse of the music. He focused more on nuances and interpretation with the musicians. The hands in the drawing develop a play between themselves. The approach in between the hands, as well as the potential loosing of the baton, are part of the movement. 1PrestoAnfangs 2s 3s Presto ma non assai Kopie 7Feuerwerk(Tschaikovsky)„Fireworks (Tschaikowsky), pencil on paper, wax, 63 x 100 cm, 2011