Roots of Stone
for 2 recorders (Tenor in C) and chitarrone
commission by the town of Oldenburg

ca. 1 Min. 30 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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→ Recording 1992 Bremerhaven, Ulrike Volkhardt - rec., Ulrike Meier - rec. and Ulrich Wedemeier - chit.


A fast, agitated motive in the narrowest possible position is slowly brought to rest by tempo modulations, but with extreme widening of the position, spreading of expression and fragmentation of sonority.


First performance: titled „Six Pieces with Lyrics to Read”
1992 May 4th: Stadtmuseum Oldenburg, award ceremony of the Carl von Ossietzky-Preis 1992 of the town of Oldenburg; → Ulrike Volkhardt - rec., → Ulrike Meier - rec. and → Ulrich Wedemeier - chit.

8. Juni 1996: Im Gießhaus Kassel

Further performances:
1992 October 2nd: St. Michaelskirche Waldkirch/Brsg,
1992 October 3rd: Kaufhaussaal Freiburg;
1992 October 4th: St. Marthakirche Nürnberg,
1992 October 10th: Eisfabrik Foro Artistico Hannover
1992 November 20th: Kulturzentrum Peter-Friedrich-Ludwig Oldenburg
1992 November 29th: Kunsthalle Bremerhaven
1994 May 31st Sprengel-Museum Hannover
1994 June: Repeat of 1994 May 31st in Nürnberg
1996 June 8th: Gießhaus Kassel

1992 November 29th: Recording of the concert in Bremerhaven