I like that which is the extremely refined sound of a note made by an
instrument. I find the sound of a note to be a very extraordinary,
elusive and indefinable experience. I like the sound of one note next
to another, or at the same time as another. The decisions to be made,
from all the myriad array of sounds of notes, from all the potential
possibilites of how to present and experience these sounds, is what
draws me into the process which results in the making of a piece.
I wrote cello piece in early 2004. Now, looking back into the piece
from the outside, I see that I like clear lines, long bands of colour,
the full length of a single crotchet, lists of sounds, gentle
juxtapositions and distributions and heiroglyphs of sounds. To
make a decision, or not to make a decision, and how to make the
decision; then having done something, to do something else, or not; to
repeat, or discard; to stay, or move on.
cello piece is made
up of a complete performance of twelve pages of music which may be
played in any order. On this CD, each page is a single track. For an
authentic experience of this piece on CD it is advisable then to play
the tracks in a random order each time. Each track is a potential
beginning, middle or end. There is no single preferred path through the
cello piece was
made for Stefan Thut in "4 Konzerte zu Marcia Hafif" at the Galerie
Mark Müller in Zürich in 2004, organised by Manfred Werder in
collaboration with Mark Müller.