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The Great Mirror
2019
for double vocal quartet
2S/2A/2T/2B
premiered by les Métaboles, Léo Warynski
as part of the Academy Voix Nouvelles of the Royaumont Foundation
Duration 12 min
score

The Great Mirror recreates the making of the encyclopedia of the same name by friar Vincent de Beauvais (1184/94-1264, Royaumont Abbey). His struggle to contain all information about the world in a single work is what serves as the core of this vocal piece for eight voices. It takes its immediate surrounding as its content (local animals, architecture of the concert venue, singers, audience, local music history) and takes varying systems of order to structure them. By exposing the processes of memory and summary on stage, the mechanisms of history become tangible. They are flawed, but ultimately the only measures to conserve what, according to de Beauvais is “worthy of contemplation (speculatio), that is, admiration or imitation”.

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Flugmagnet
2017
for ensemble
percussion, flute, clarinet, violin, cello
commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Recherche
Duration 10 min
score

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Ping Pol
2015
Steel-string guitar with metal slide
premiered by Mauro Hertig
Duration 10 min
Score

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Slope Motion
2017
double bass solo
Commissioned by Open Music
premiered by Jon Heilbron
Duration 5 min
Score

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Liquid Contra
2018
for six speakers in three rooms
Commissioned by Bang&Olufsen and Michael Anastassiades
11 min (loop)

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MORE WORKS

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Die Perfekte Passivität
2018
Landscape Opera
for 4 performers
Commission from Festival Rümlingen
35′

Selected excerpts

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Cello Solo 2
2012
Premiered by Benyamin Ryser
9’

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Stift & Papier I
2012
Trio for free combination of 3 string / piano / percussion instruments; all musicians also with felt pen
Commission from Trio Onyx (Eva Boesch, Marie Schmitt, Brian Archinal)
7’

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