There will never be that stillness.
Within the pulse of flesh, in the dust of being, where we trudge,
turning our hungry gaze this way and that,
the wings of the morning brush through our blood as cloud-shadows brush the land.
What we desire travels with us.
We must breathe time as fishes breathe water.
God’s flight circles us.
Composer, born 1960 in Chicago, studied music and philosophy. Currently professor for composition at the University of the Performing Arts in Mannheim.
Symphony No.1 “Tympan” (1992)
First Performance, RSO Stuttgart, 1993
Symphony No.2 “the immaculate sands” (2004)
First Performance, Niederrheinischen Sinfoniker, Mönchengladbach, 2005
Yaël for Violin and Orchestra (2005)
First Performance, Sinfonietta Basel, Kolja Lessing, Violine, 2005
Symphony No.3.”Breathing the Water” (2006)
First Performance, Staatskapelle Berlin, 2006
Among the Lemmings, 2010
First Performance, Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus, 2010
Das große Heft (The Notebook) , Opera for Soloists, children’s Choir and Orchestra
Libretto by Ralf Waldschmidt and the composer after the novel by Agosta Kristof
First Performance @ Osnarbrück Theater, 2013
UBU – A Grotesque in five acts for Soloists, children’s Choir and Orchestra
Libretto by Simone de Mello after texts by Alfred Jarry
First Performance @ Gelsenkirchen Opera, 2012
Keine Stille außer der der Windes (No Silence but That of the Wind), Chamber Opera
Libretto by Simone de Mello after texts by Fernanado Pessoa
First Performance @ Bremen Theatre 2007
Noach :Opera in 9 Scenes
after a Libretto by Christoph Hein
for Soloists, children’s Choir and Orchestra
First Performance @ Bremen Theatre, 2001
X und Y, Chamber Opera in three scenes for female voice, guitars and tape
Texts by Anja Tuckermann
WP Eclat Festival @ Stuttgart