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I have played my friend Peter Streiff’s music for decades, and it
has always moved and inspired me with its mindfulness, its spiritual
force and daring novelty, where unusual demands and joyfulness are in
Urs Peter Schneider, December 2013
Von Magischem/Of magic nrs 5 & 6 Écriture
automatique. Absence of intentionality and dissolution of referential
thin- king. Written down after long preparation in pace with the actual
duration of the piece.
Three piano studies
Movements and duration: an expansive movement of the
arm from one piano key to the next, a note resounds, its duration
governed by the silent movement.
Exercise: letting your fingers run whilst avoiding the predominance of
individual fingers or sounds. Towards the end the shape becomes
Melody with accompaniment: melody with colorful shadows
Melodies Vol. I A selection of finds and fragments; discarded, integrated, detached, and buried elements from other pieces.
Kleines Symbol IV/Small Symbol IV Recognizable fuzziness, hidden clarity, a simple development.
De?Pression! A shadow, a distention, a breath; rising, lying down?
Durchflossener Granit (Elf Kiesel)/Flowing through granite (eleven pebbles)
Song, song/forest, gesture/mountain trail, agitation/adage,
network/stream, breakthrough/room, impetus/confinement, noise/name,
arch/ritual, number/fragment, fragment
Modell zur Gewichtsverlagerung/Model to shift weight Agitation within, shifts at the margins.
Neun kleine Bässe/Nine small basses One room, two melodic movements, nine cross shapes: pendulum-bass/lamento-
bass / splayed-bass / sequence-bass / lying-bass / box-bass / rotational-bass /cross-bass / spring-bass.
Translation Daniel Dubach, Bern CH