"1959" sounds out the relationship between recording and remembering, between the fixed time of the medium and the fluent time of memory. Different scenes and reflections gel in an in a “theatre of the past that is constituted by memory” (Gaston Bachelard). The composition includes sounds of a harp, a piano, flute, electronics, cassettes, telephones, wind, water, my family, my family home, my hometown and Henry Purcell. The recordings were taken the past six years and the first eight years of my life. The work is dedicated to the memory of my mother (born 1959).
Harp: Veronika Ehrensperger
"A stunning piece telling a story with recorded words and sounds, its fragmented structure drawing me into another remembered world." (Nathan Thomas, Fluid Radio)
Review by Ekaterina Kel (german)
Premiere: 1.12.2012, ZKM Karlsruhe (GRM Akusmonium, IMATRONIC Festival)
Further Performances: Sonorities Festival (SARC) / Belfast, Musica Viva Festival, Helsinki Music Centre, Diskurs'13 Festival Gießen, Espace Senghor Brussels, Hörkunst Festival Erlangen, SeaM Weimar, Mon Ami Weimar.