Charlotte Seither - Composer

Works

SIEBEN VERLAUTBARUNGEN

Text:
du hast unser lied zerfahren – schneidegras – stieb’ ich – mir entgegen – aura, haar – in dem ein wasser steht – farblos tor

 

This cycle (Seven Pronouncements) consists of seven splinters of sound, some of them extremely brief, in which fragments of words of sentences are examined and illuminated as if under a microscope for signs of secret inner life. This effectively suspends the traditional functions of singer (recitation) and pianist (accompaniment). Both now act as equal partners, continually interweaving, but contributing in different ways to the sound and its evolution in the course of music.

Charlotte Seither

 

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