On the Eighth Day... Symphonic Poem (1987)
for orchestra (pic.2.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.btbn.0/timp.1perc/str)
Our life experience constitutes the eighth day. The discovery and expression of our strengths and the acceptance of our joys and sorrows are the building blocks for our eighth day, our myths, and our individual life histories.
Duration: 10' 25"
for soprano, viola and lute
Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache
'Adventure' is a journey in which joyful anticipation is transformed in a tumult, before man can again reach safe haven. With its sparse instrumentation, the piece requires a very sensitive approach. Sponsored by SME Lucerne.
Duration: 4' 00"
Folies Douces. Dance-Suites (1987)
for instrumental ensemble (3fl(pic:afl).ob.bn/perc/pf/lu/220.127.116.11.0)
Based on the Baroque dance suite. "I have tried to use the same form and instrumentation but in a contemporary context and style".
Duration: 7' 15"
for choir, soprano, alto and chamber ensemble (fl(picc).ob.cl.bcl.bn/timp/perc/vibr.synth)
Texts: Lord Byron
Duration: 11' 00"
Etats d'Ame (1990)
for string quartet and electronic (ad libitum)
This piece expounds on the life development of the soul. The acoustics of the strings resonate in balance with our own heartstrings, while electronic sounds reflect our environment and its influence over us.
Duration: 12' 00"
for three vibraphones and six musicians
Following the experience of 'Darkness' which had been composed before the fall of the Berlin wall and the change in our relationship with the Soviet Union, I wanted to express another vision of the possibilities which our era has to offer - the hope of peace, as opposed to the nightmare vision which I sought to depict in 'Darkness'.
Duration: 11' 35"
for soprano, oboe, viola, violoncello and cymbalum (or soprano and piano)
A piece dealing with the transparency of life. An adventure into the essence of our elements: The moon - the soul - the sea - the sky - the guardian angel. The perfect man.
Duration: 5' 25"
Parts: CHF 20.-
piano reduction: 15.-
for trio with piano
Less a prayer than an invocation, 'Passionis' surpasses its Gregorian origin to effect a religious experience, touching on the God in us all.
Duration: 3' 35"
La Mariposa (1993)
for two violins with electronic effects
'La Mariposa' (the butterfly) - symbol of change - looks at the uncharted realm of death and rebirth. A world of sensual delights and passionate struggle, finally magnifying all the forces of life.
Duration: 4' 10"
Gossamery Dreams (1993)
for electronic, flute, violin, viola percussion, and dance (ad lib.)
A combination of live music, electronic tape and dance. This piece evokes the inside of archetypal images, images that, throughout time and evolution, have expressed to us the hope of a world of communication that lies beyond our illusory daily lives.
Duration: 17' 00"
for prepared piano
'Ea', the God of water and creation from Babylonian culture, creates mankind in the image of God. 'Ea' is a piece dealing with the underworld, the subconscious, emotions and the self. A work concerning the development of the self, from childhood to maturity.
Duration: 5' 40"