With wonderful Silje Aker Johnsen fronting the Ensemble neoN sextet, a huge program was performed the 25th this month at the Weimar Spring Festival for contemporary music.
The program consisted of new pieces by Peter Helmut Lang, Erik Dæhlin, Helmut Zapf, Therese Birkelund Ulvo, Alexander Strauch, Essaias Järnegard, and me. A revised, and arranged version of my piece "less-sense" was performed. My most sincere thanks to Silje, for guiding the audience through this demanding program - and for wanting this new version of "less-sense".
Program text for my piece:
The philosopher Augustin was busy correcting his own behavior, thoughts and actions; What he truly desires, his god won ́t allow.This constant self-denial, or self-correction, is the basis of the piece. It is an essay, a correction, a taking-distance from the senses; Lessons, or less-sense in my own word.
The dialectics between music and text fragments I ́ve used, is pinpointed in the last sentence: «How good you were to me [God], for you mixed so much bitterness in that cup of pleasure»
This versions for six musicians, is an almost re-composed piece, a continuation.
I´ll (hopefully) upload some snippets from the performance here, please check in once in a while. In the mean time, here´s last page of the score: