Work

Program Notes

Treibgut III is the third piece in a series based on motives and ideas that have spontaneously crossed my mind or that have been brought to the surface by some kind of associative memory. Like mental flotsam.

All pieces share the same beginning, except that they each develop separately at their own pace. One of the motives in Treibgut III is the “theme song” of an ice cream vendor in a rickshaw in the Philippines. Another longer section uses material from my children opera Princess Ulla and the beautiful Lau. Further more one can find in the piano the scratching and scraping sounds that I have been using on string instruments for many years.

Translated from German by Clemens Merkel