2021, Opus 21
The summer nights describe two scenes from a mild, as the title suggests, summer night in Arles. People are on the street, laughing, drinking, dancing solemnly and enjoying the local street cafes.
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Zu später Stunde
Late at Night
Sternbilder - Astra
Constellations - Astra
2020, Opus 20
Kassiopeia - Cassiopeia
Fünf kleine Momente
Five Little Moments
2020, Opus 19
Alto Saxophone, Piano
The cycle “Five Little Moments” describes five little, almost insignificant scenes that can easily be forgotten.
At the moment only the “First Little Moment” has been published.
Erster kleine Moment
First Little Moment
Fünf Terzinen für Schwärmer
Five Terzines for Swarmers
2020, Opus 17
flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn in F, bassoon
The night is a place of reverie. Some people find their most exciting thoughts in their sleep, others deal with a seemingly simple everyday situation. But there is more to sleep than a world of dreams. A world opens up to beings who do not exist in the real world. Unreal situations happen and pass. However, to plunge into the depths of the night it takes more than a moment or a moment of reverie. It takes a certain amount of time to get involved in the situation, and the daydreaming affects the active consciousness well into the morning.
The cycle follows the literary form terzine. The first movement consists of parts A-B-A, the second from B-C-B, the third from C-D-C, the fourth from D-E-D and the last from E-A-E-A.
Das Schiff am Meer
The Ship by the Sea
The ship by the sea that has already plunged far into the Atlantic. It is very active on the ship, just like in the city, and a lot of people consume luxury goods such as casinos or expensive restaurants, it feels less like a ship, more like a small town with lots of personalities. It seems like everyone has known everyone their whole life. Rarely, but sometimes you can feel a bigger wave breaking through the ship.
The waves outside are typical and correspond to many imaginations, not moving wild, beautiful but not at ease, high but not scary.
2019, Opus 13
Violin, Violin, Viola, Violoncello
Shape the Future Waltz
2019, Opus 11
Violin, Violoncello, Piano
2018, Opus 8.17
“Atlantic” is the 17th piece of the story WHITE that I am telling by musical means. In this part of the story the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean changes the life of the main character. The story is set at a time when this crossing was dangerous. In the whole story the piano represents the protagonist, while the other instruments represent external circumstances, as does the violin in this piece as the more dominant voice. In the story, the protagonist wants to fetch his family from Brazil and bring them to France. During the long journey he thinks a great deal about how his huge family will fare in a small French village. Before the crossing, he and his sister were the only colored people there and were little respected.
- Part A, piano and violin: The protagonist has reached his mental and physical limit, but still he manages to pull himself together time and again. The violin reflects the changing swell of the waves, at times big, small, light or heavy.
- Part B, piano: The protagonist becomes even more aware of the current and future situation in France and Brazil, and his emotions overwhelm him.
- Part A’, piano and violin: The emotional situation calms down again, but the swell of the waves is higher than ever, as the violin tells us, rising by an octave. What the crossing will result in remains open to the listener, and each one is left to interpret for her- or himself. We only know for sure that the passage succeeds.
2018, Opus 4