EDITION WANDELWEISER RECORDS
> Antoine Beuger
Beuger . Cage
played by Jürg Frey
Antoine Beuger, John Cage
Jürg Frey, Klarinette
The movement which
occurs throughout the program played here by Jürg Frey, is one of
becoming, of unceasing becoming; that means: of time. Becoming has no
starting point and no desire to reach a close. lt cannot be localized.
lt is unseizable, even in the smallest interval between two points in
time. lt occurs imperceptibly, in the simultaneity of ,,not yet" and
,,already gone". Becoming is never presence. That is why becoming
occurs in silence. lt appears as though nothing takes place - then, as
it turns out, something irreversible has happened.
In ,,dialogues (silence)" by
Antoine Beuger; this concept is made perceptible. Each sound structure
is preceded and followed by silence. Between the silence after a sound
structure and the silence before the next one, one hears the sound of a
page being turned: the sound of silence between the silences.
When music abandons itself to complexity, tapping into the infinity of
possible differences in sound, becoming also occurs, as it were, while
one's back is turned. lt is never equal to what is going on, but merely
,,Music for One" by John Cage
is characterized by the presence of both directions: infinite extension
of the moment in silence; infinite diminution of the time-space in
complexity. lt is however not the diversity which distinguishes this
music, but its equanimity.