Schleifen

Benjamin Scheuer

Schleifen has been performed in Montréal and Viitasaari…

  1. Erste Maschine
  2. Kleine Maschine
  3. Hinkende Maschine
  4. Flinke Maschine
  5. Pendelmaschine
  6. Teufel 1
  7. Glasmaschine
  8. Vorschleifen
  9. Glockenmaschine
  10. Schiebungen
  11. Große Maschine
  12. Teufel 2
  13. Schleifen

The German word “Schleifen” has many different meanings. As verb it can refer to actions such as rubbing, sliding, or sharpening. As a noun it can refer to ornaments on clothes, but it also translates as loop, as repetition in movement. Sometimes the strings gather to form a howling choir — the vocal quality of the final movements contrasts the beginning when small percussive machines are built by the instruments in common effort.

Two additional instruments — a wooden slide whistle and a whirled drum (with a string practically rubbing a skin) very shortly infiltrate the piece to emphasize the multiple meanings of the title of the work.

Premiere

  • July 9, 2017, Time of Music (Musiikin aika) 2017: Concert, Viitasaari (Finland)

Schleifen

Concerts
9 July 2017
2:00 pm
Cotallo SolaresHeyKettunenLakicevicLewisSantosScheuer
In person
Viitasaari (Finland)
16 Apri 2022
7:30 pm
Série QB
LesageNešićOesterlePelzScheuerSchlunzSchöllhornWilliamson
In person
Montréal (Québec)
4 May 2022
8:00 pm
Cancelled
CheungLesageNešićOesterlePelzScheuerSchlunzSchöllhornWilliamson
In person
Hanover (Niedersachsen, Germany)