“Zukunft? – Eine musikalische Farce” is now available for download. Originally written for the DMW 2017, it was rejected earlier this week from the competition.
The piece is an exploration of the capacity for self irony in today’s “serious” modern classical music scene: Three young musicians (Flute, Piano, Cello) are rudely interrupted during the performance of a modern piece of music by an older person in the audience (male/female voice) who subsequently takes over their performance. Trying to force “good” music on them in form of a Webern Trio, the older audience member unwillingly exposes himself/herself for the political and artistic anachronism he/she is, widening the gap between the generations even further, until everyone leaves the stage in protest.