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Alles beginnt immer jetzt (2017)
for cello and electronics (12 min.) View score excerpt

written in close collaboration with and for Lester St. Louis

Alles beginnt immer jetzt (German for: "Everything begins always now") is a piece for solo cello and electronics, developed in close collaboration with composer/improviser Lester St. Louis through a process of writing – improvising – rewriting. Using extreme scordatura and heavy amplification, it is an attempt to have the body of the cello create a highly immersive sound environment which envelopes the audience spatially and spectrally. The extreme physicalities of the instrument are coupled with a push towards physical ecstasy of the performer, whose voice eventually irrupts into the scene. Thanks to Lester St. Louis for being so generous with his time and ideas during the entire process.

performed by Lester St. Louis

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New York, USA
December 2nd, 2017 | ISSUE Project Room

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