Bottomless in Expectation

for 2 recorders, chitarrone, viola da gamba, and harpsichord

ca. 8 Min. 20 Sec.
composed and first performance 1992
belongs to the concert cycle → From this World‘s Black Earth
composed for the → camerata moderna
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An extremely slow three-second pulse forms the body of the piece. It follows the first eight notes of a twelve-tone melody, which determines the whole cycle „From this World‘s Black Earth“. Various forms of repetitions of individual tones and tone aggregates merge into vibrating, gliding processes, dots dissolve into surfaces, noises become figurative.


First performance:
1992 November 20th: Kulturzentrum Peter-Friedrich-Ludwig Oldenburg; camerata moderna: → Ulrike Volkhardt Rec., → Ulrike Meier Rec., → Ulrich Wedemeier Chit, → Simone Eckert Viola da Gamba and → Karl-Ernst Went hrps.

Further perfomances:
1992 November 29th: Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, camerata moderna: repeat of Okt. 20th
1996 June 8th: Gießhaus Kassel, camerata moderna s.o. with → Eckhart Kuper - harps.

1992 November 29th: Recording of the concert in Bremerhaven