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Music Text

Text by Helmut Oehring (G). Graphics by Hagen Klennert

Scoring

speaker, dancer(female), 3 deaf female soloists, male soprano, trb, elec.guitar, live electronics

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

B&B

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
12/1/1998
Bonn
Helmut Oehring, director
Company: Bonn Opera/German State Arts and Exhibitions Centre co-production

Composer Notes

At first it was only a rift.
At first nobody saw it.
It is supposed that rifts are caused where one
does not get deeply enough. Where a sort of void
is created like a vacuum bubble.
There is neither a scientifically reasonable
nor a theological explanation for that.
At first, The Rift sucks everything up through an only small
opening, and another place is created.
It is the non-place, absolute silence, without
hearing, without language.
Muddy. Principally, it is the Dark Grey Green.
There is everything else.
Fear. Silence. Horror. The race. The lake.

Moods

Poetic

Subjects



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