Schallfeld Ensemble have premiered my quartet “Vektoren” in Minoritensaal in Graz. The piece had been comissioned by as part of their “Text im Klang” concert format series.

It is written for bass-flute, clarinette, cello und double-bass and has been played by: Elisa Azzará (Fl), Szilárd Benes (Cl), Myriam García Fidalgo (Vc), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (B), Leonhard Garms (cond)

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As its founder I am very proud that the interactive music blog/forum “Forum of Applied Abstraction” (FAA) is now officially up. It is a website establishing new forms of listening analysis. The idea of using audio examples to explain music instead of scores is at the core of the idea for the FAA. On it, new tools of perception and analysis are put to practice and being tested. It has been a desire of mine for a long time to create a platform where it is possible to talk and write about music with direct access to the audio excerpts in question.

Articles which are hopefully fun to read and informative will follow one after the other. Some friends of mine, among them amazing Johan Svensson, have helped for the forum to gain its current shape and they will be contributing articles through the upcoming months and, hopefully, years to come.

I invite everyone who is interested to go and have a look around on the forum!