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Concert-Installation for Solo-Guitar, Ensemble in 2 Groups,
2 Speakers, Live-Electronics and 50 Dripping Bathrobes
overall duration: ca. 100'
"ass cloud", ink on paper
the drawing ("ass cloud") could serve as the shortest possible (poetic) abstract of the piece - or at least of the text for the 2 speakers: Liese/God sits down and pushes. and out comes an apocalyptic rain. it washes away everything that was and is and will be. (here the text for 2 speakers in the german original: "Antikalypso" by Peter Ablinger)
Commissioned by BIT20 Ensemble, Bergen; premiere: March 2018, Borealis Festival
rehearsal with bathrobes, Bergen, Grieg Hallen Foyer
WEGNEHMEN AUFHÖREN AUSLEEREN
Short description of the overall scheme (from the score preface)
There is a framing installation with 50 drip-wet bathrobes; drips are slightly miked. This installation is in the lower foyer and basically for entrance situation and ending.
The central part is happening in the upper foyer and lasts 72 minutes exactly (9 x 8 minutes). This central part is structured in 9 general layers from "everything" to silence. In the beginning all 9 layers start together (loud, dense, white). Every 8 minutes one layer is terminated, until the piece ends with a silence of 8 minutes. The upper foyer is as dark as possible (only music-stand lights), but the surrounding outside is accentuated with light.
Here the layers:
1 White Noise 0:00 - 08:00
2 Complement 0:00 - 16:00
3 Electric Guitar 0:00 - 24:00
4 Ensemble 2 ("People") 0:00 - 32:00
5 Ensemble 1 ("Rain") 0:00 - 40:00
6 2 Speakers 0:00 - 48:00
7 Acoustic Guitar ca. 32:00 - 56:00
8 Outside 0:00 - 64:00
9 Inside (Silence) 0:00 - 72:00
During the 1st 8 minutes White Noise (and sounds of "thousend waterfalls") are wrapping (hiding/masking) all the other layers - allthough it is important that everything and everyone is activ and performing already. With each end of a layer the next layer becomes foreground. Step by step we go through different stations, becoming softer and softer, until we reach the bottom.
ein Anti-Finale für Weisses Rauschen, Elektro-Gitarre, 2 Ensemble-Gruppen, 50 tropfende Bademäntel und den leeren Raum der Grieg Hall Foyers, Bergen/Norwegen
Eine theatralische Archäolgie der Desillusionierung
Eine Rebellion gegen das Ende, das Finale, gegen die klassische Dramaturgie und angebliche Publikumserwartung, das Gegenteil von Wachstum und Akkumulation, das Sich-Auflösen, das Ausfiltern der Zuschauer, das Schicht für Schicht Abtragen hin bis zur ungeschminkten Gegenwart eines grossen leeren Raumes.
for score and material, as well as for further informations, contact the publisher:
ZEITVERTRIEB WIEN BERLIN
Dr. Siegwald Ganglmair, Ruprechtsplatz 4-5/10, A - 1010 Wien,
T: ++43 / 699 / 103 183 74, AB/F: ++43 / 1 / 535 12 66
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