The audience sits in the pharmacy and looks through the shop windows onto Pasing Station Square. Viola, an apparently sad and disoriented woman, appears on the scene. She seems to be in shock, having lost touch with time and space: "Is that inside or outside now? Is it still yesterday today?"
For the album of Stoner Rock Band Colour Haze "To the highest gods we know" I created wind and string arrangements which we recorded, among others, with the Modern String Quartett, fully analog on 24 track 2" tape.
There is no alternative. The public debate is under the seal of fatalism. There is no other objective than that of universal restrictions. Happy Happy brings together, in a sort of cabinet of wonders, impressions, quotations and scenes to become the plea for autonomy and co-humanity. The opera, written for a singer and a chorus, explores, in so doing, the connection between individual and crowd. It turns out that the person's singing gets lost in the hot-tempered aspiration of the multitude at the celebration. And life goes on. Happy Happy. (Commissioned by the National Opera Montpellier)
Live sound design for concerts of the Musica Viva series of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, e.g. on 6 February 2014 with Helmut Lachenmann and Peter Eötvös in the Herkulessaal of the Residenz Munich.
'JETZT' (commissioned by the National Opera Montpellier) tries to tell the history of thought in a poetological way. Human being in relation to nature and his surrounding is in constant change. Man is re-inventing himself again and again by inventing new descriptions of himself and his surrounding. By those descriptions we can observe the changes in the past human history. It's the transformation of language use through human history which is the subject matter of this opera. Seven epochs are chosen. Short scenes about death interconnect those seven epochs.
The starting point of my research for the Linde Sound Signet was the aeolian harp: mostly harp-like music sculptures built as larger installations with strings that are not played by a musician's fingers but vibrated by the wind. Equipped with a compressed air pistol, I recorded a variety of air played harp glissandi.
The emotional highlight and conclusion of the Linde Management Conference 2012 in Shanghai was a joint evening of all participants with a concert for orchestra, choir and world music soloists. We connected the location of the event, the Shanghai Cruise Terminal on the Huangpu River, with the company's history - from the inventor Carl von Linde to the globally operating major corporation: "Source becomes stream becomes river becomes sea - and beyond, the mighty ocean...".
A comedy by Thomas Jonigk about unfulfilled wishes, longings, hopes and missed opportunities. And about love, which remains the only possibility. Staged by Christof Loy at the Schauspielhaus Zurich.