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Deine Freunde aus der Ferne

Deine Freunde aus der Ferne

für Sprechstimme und Ensemble

Text von Yoko Tawada


  • Instrumentation: speaker and ensemble
  • Edition: performance material
  • Order No.: LSJ 4703-1

Description

‘This piece for children (aged 5 - 9) is my second piece for Lucilin and my first ever children’s work. Lucilin requested that I compose in my normal technique, without tonality. I found the suggestion both challenging and interesting, being liberated from the prejudice that children cannot understand contemporary music techniques. I did however ensure that the music was clear and perceivable for children. Ms. Yoko Tawada, a famous Japanese writer living in Berlin, wrote the text for the piece. She possesses a keen linguistic sensibility and has a good sense of humor.’ (Toshio Hosokawa)

In the story, a talking cat takes the narrator along to the beach where a robot and a teddy bear need help dealing with some rude boys. The teddy and the robot also begin to talk and, as a way of saying thank you, invite the main character to get to know their different worlds. Thus begins an adventurous journey of discovery on the back of a fish into the land of the robots and the forest of the teddy bears.

Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by United Instruments of Lucilin funded by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Performance duration: 40' "
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2021
instrumentation: 1.0.1.0-0.0.0.0-perc-pno-1.0.1.1.0
Performances
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2021-12-05 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Philharmonie, Salle de Musique de Chambre
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2021-12-05 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Philharmonie, Salle de Musique de Chambre
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2021-12-04 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Philharmonie, Salle de Musique de Chambre | World Premiere

‘This piece for children (aged 5 - 9) is my second piece for Lucilin and my first ever children’s work. Lucilin requested that I compose in my normal technique, without tonality. I found the suggestion both challenging and interesting, being liberated from the prejudice that children cannot understand contemporary music techniques. I did however ensure that the music was clear and perceivable for children. Ms. Yoko Tawada, a famous Japanese writer living in Berlin, wrote the text for the piece. She possesses a keen linguistic sensibility and has a good sense of humor.’ (Toshio Hosokawa)

In the story, a talking cat takes the narrator along to the beach where a robot and a teddy bear need help dealing with some rude boys. The teddy and the robot also begin to talk and, as a way of saying thank you, invite the main character to get to know their different worlds. Thus begins an adventurous journey of discovery on the back of a fish into the land of the robots and the forest of the teddy bears.

Auftragswerk : Commissioned by United Instruments of Lucilin funded by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Performance duration: 40' "
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2021
instrumentation: 1.0.1.0-0.0.0.0-perc-pno-1.0.1.1.0
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2021-12-05 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Philharmonie, Salle de Musique de Chambre
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2021-12-05 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Philharmonie, Salle de Musique de Chambre
Orchestra: United Instruments of Lucilin
2021-12-04 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Philharmonie, Salle de Musique de Chambre | World Premiere