"Dokumentaroper" is one of Helmut Oehring's works, where he integrates deaf persons. Helmut Oehring writes in the liner notes: "All of my pieces are docudramas. They hinge on the problem of why people have language and interpersonal relations at all. My music is also a response to a deficiency, a substitute for things found wanting, the filling of an empty space, the pinning down of things loose and detached. My mother tongue was sign language. It was not until I was four-and-a-half that I learned the language of speech. My parents were both deaf from birth. In the meantime writing music has become of existential importance to me."
Dokumentaroper. Bitte sagen Sie mir Ihren Namen noch einmal, ich habe ihn bei der Vorstellung nicht deutlich verstanden (aus: "Irrenoffensive")
German Music Council / Contemporary Music Edition
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