The second movement of mappamondo has to be spoken in the language shared by the majority of the audience.

German spoken version

5 May 2006
Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik
Theatersaal, Witten (Germany)
Andreas Fischer (voice)
Tjeerd Oostendorp (tuba)
Asko Ensemble, Hans Leenders (conductor)

Russian spoken version
23 February 2007
Festival Black Box
Ilkhom Theater, Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Georgy Dmitriev (voice)
Vitaly Lazarev (tuba)
Omnibus Ensemble, Richard Rijnvos (conductor)

Dutch spoken version
30 October 2010
ZaterdagMatinee
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Frans Fiselier (voice)
Perry Hoogendijk (tuba)
Ives Ensemble, Richard Rijnvos (conductor)