What matters for the German composer Markus Hechtle, is the attempt to combat the impossible and thereby to illuminate and enlarge one's own potential. The utopia of a 'tabula rasa' is a driving force behind his work as a composer. Hechtle tries to hear sounds in new ways. He strives to suppress their connotations, preferring not to work with their familiarity but rather, as he puts it, with their 'aura' or 'energetic manifestation'. Hechtle wants to experience the sensual quality of a sound with as few preconceptions as possible, to perceive it afresh in his own way so as to compose music with this new-found quality.
coproduction with Radio France, Südwestrundfunk and Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Sätze mit Pausen für Klarinette, Bassgitarre, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass
Klage für sieben Stimmen mit dem gleichnamigen Text von Jakob van Hoddis
Blinder Fleck für Ensemble
Still für Sprecher und vier Männerstimmen mit Akkordeon (Text von Giacomo Leopardi)
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