Interesting didactic projects culminating in fascinating concerts:
DURING THE CORONA-PERIOD ALL THESE COURSES ARE RUNNING VIA ZOOM, E-MAIL AND PHONE.
Ritterballett reloaded! Composition course with Beethoven-Orchestra Bonn, starts Dec. 2019, 8 young composers rethink Beethoven's Ritterballett (written/performed at age 20 in Bonn). Concert 11th Oct 2020.
T.R.A.S.H. - New composition-project with Junge Oper at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein! Nov 2019-May 2021. A new Opera will be composed by youngsters and produced (May 2021) by the opera-house.
Völlig von der Rolle, a humorous video-look at the present crisis by youngsters from 8-12yrs. Run by Junge Oper Düsseldorf. The Story-line written by kids with Sascha Pranschke, the music and sounds by 15 kids assisted by me and after that came the optics (100+ pics by kids with Elisa Kuzio). Final edit being done now. Launch in Youtube 2nd May 19h CET. Really fascinating: songs were recorded by individual choir members in Venezuela and Germany and brought together as a choir by editing.
Lust der Täuschung - Thrill of deception - composition course in Aachen (MusicLoft) for school children. Based on optical illusion material displayed at the Exhibition Lust der Täuschung at Ludwig Forum. Children compose pieces related to objects in the exhibition. Final concert in Ludwig Forum Aachen 13th June 2019, 18h .
THREE SHORT PIECES for guitar-quartet, for Daniel März and the Quartett Rheinsaiten. 1st perf 16th Feb. 2020 in Dortmund.
SELBSTVERSUCHE for large Chamber-Ensemble. Based on the life of Alexander von Humboldt. Ist perf Cuba, November 7th 2019, 16h. Studio Musikfabrik Köln, conductor Peter Veale. Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán, La Habana, Cuba.
Also November 9th 18h, Sala de Conciertos Ignacio Cervantes, La Habana.
CROSS WINDS AND WAVE ACTION for Quintet (Fl Cl Vl Vla Vc) for New Music Group Aachen. Ist perf 22nd Nov 2019, Aachen (Aix la Chapelle).
A LIGHTHEARTED MOMENT Three St Kilda Folk-Songs for Guitar and Accordion. For Volker Höh and Helmut C. Jacobs. Ist perf 23rd Feb 2019 in Montabaur (private).
SIX KILDA MELODIES, settings of melodies from St Kilda for Cello and Accordion. For Philip Graham and Heidi Luosujärvi. 1st performances 25th August 2018, 20h, Burg Trifels in 76855 Annweiler; 26th August, 17h, Weingut Lanius-Knab in 55430 Oberwesel
If You Look Closely You Will See Faces (2nd concerto for trombone and strings) for musicians in Cuba. First performance in Camagüey. Wonderful trombone soloist Roger Reinier Meriño Martinez. Walter Themel conducted. Second performance with young string orchestra in Las Tunas (Cuba), 24th March 2018. Third performance La Habana, Cuba, Casa del Alba Cultural, 3rd November 2019, 16h (Festival de La Habana de Musica Contemporanea).
Going to be published soon:
10 Dreams for Cello and piano at Editions Musica Ferrum - look for that soon!
Suite for solo violin, ISMN 979-0-011-41050-9 at Robert Lienau Musikverlag (RL 41050).
The Radio-play Scheherzad und der Brunnen der Geschichten (Karleinz Koinegg, music by David Graham) is available at der Hörverlag