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Zeitlupen

Zeitlupen

Eine kleine Fußball-Collage


  • Instrumentation: baritone and piano
  • Language: German
  • Order No.: ED 9989 Q6406
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Football (resp. soccer) has been fascinating for many contemporary composers – maybe because of the unpredictable dramaturgy within a match, the complexity of different combinations, contrasts or complements between different strategies, the "soloist-like" position of extraordinary players – in short, there are numerous connections to musical ideas.

Zeitlupen (Slow-motion replays) reflects football on different layers. The cycle consists of three interlocking parts: four poems from Gottfried Blumenstein's 11 Haikus vom Fußballfeld form the musical core, to which three pantomime-actions with piano accompaniment, showing characteristic situations, are added. (This idea is based on a kind of a slow-motion-soccer, using a balloon instead of a football, that I used to play with my brother in our room, when the weather not allowed to go outside for a match on the playground nearby. The similarity towards far-eastern meditational techniques of these pantomimes also forms a connection to the haiku form of the poems.) The piece is completed by two recitations recalling famous teams and the best and (maybe) worst from german football history: the world champions from 1954 and the team of the unbearable put-up game against Austria during the world championship of 1982. This part also refers to a well-known poem by Peter Handke, Die Aufstellung des 1. FC Nürnberg vom 27. 1. 1968.

Behind that, playing with numbers has been important for the structure. The form of the haiku (5-7-5 syllables), a symmetric all-interval-series and many other elements are taken from the number of 12 (eleven players and their coach). Gesture and sound-colours of the piano part are economical but precise; towards the ending percussive sounds dominate it. Directly illustrative moments – like the rhythm of cheers call in Nr. IV – are rather exceptional.

The altogether form follows the labyrinthical structure of Pierre Boulez' Le marteau sans maître, written around the famous year of 1954...

Benjamin Schweitzer

Details
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk von Moritz Eggert und der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste
Content text: I. (Pantomime 1: Freistoß-Tor)
II. (Haiku 1)
III. (Pantomime 2: Faustabwehr)
IV. Haiku 2
V. (Rezitation 1)
VI. (Haiku 3)
VII. (Pantomime 3)
VIII. (Haiku 4)
IX (Rezitation II)
Performance duration: 11'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2003
page number: 12

Football (resp. soccer) has been fascinating for many contemporary composers – maybe because of the unpredictable dramaturgy within a match, the complexity of different combinations, contrasts or complements between different strategies, the "soloist-like" position of extraordinary players – in short, there are numerous connections to musical ideas.

Zeitlupen (Slow-motion replays) reflects football on different layers. The cycle consists of three interlocking parts: four poems from Gottfried Blumenstein's 11 Haikus vom Fußballfeld form the musical core, to which three pantomime-actions with piano accompaniment, showing characteristic situations, are added. (This idea is based on a kind of a slow-motion-soccer, using a balloon instead of a football, that I used to play with my brother in our room, when the weather not allowed to go outside for a match on the playground nearby. The similarity towards far-eastern meditational techniques of these pantomimes also forms a connection to the haiku form of the poems.) The piece is completed by two recitations recalling famous teams and the best and (maybe) worst from german football history: the world champions from 1954 and the team of the unbearable put-up game against Austria during the world championship of 1982. This part also refers to a well-known poem by Peter Handke, Die Aufstellung des 1. FC Nürnberg vom 27. 1. 1968.

Behind that, playing with numbers has been important for the structure. The form of the haiku (5-7-5 syllables), a symmetric all-interval-series and many other elements are taken from the number of 12 (eleven players and their coach). Gesture and sound-colours of the piano part are economical but precise; towards the ending percussive sounds dominate it. Directly illustrative moments – like the rhythm of cheers call in Nr. IV – are rather exceptional.

The altogether form follows the labyrinthical structure of Pierre Boulez' Le marteau sans maître, written around the famous year of 1954...

Benjamin Schweitzer

Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk von Moritz Eggert und der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste
Content text: I. (Pantomime 1: Freistoß-Tor)
II. (Haiku 1)
III. (Pantomime 2: Faustabwehr)
IV. Haiku 2
V. (Rezitation 1)
VI. (Haiku 3)
VII. (Pantomime 3)
VIII. (Haiku 4)
IX (Rezitation II)
Performance duration: 11'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2003
page number: 12