A recollection of the little giraffe’s adventures in 2019. In pictures.
Uraufführung von «A Gnomic Inventory» im Wiener Musikverein December 26, 2019 Am 16. Dezember brachte der Wiener Concert Verein unter der Leitung von Claus Peter Flor «A Gnomic Inventory» zur Uraufführung. Die Uraufführung des 13-minütigen Werks für Kammerorchester im ausverkauften Brahms-Saal fand große Zustimmung. Zum Stück: In sechs aneinander gereihten musikalischen Bildern umspinnt mein gnomisches Inventar […]
Christmas is almost over. ‘Tis about time to recap what has happened in the past hours. As giraffes are not typically involved in Christmas ceremonies, I though it would turn out to be a somewhat tough task to write about something Christmassy linked to the little giraffe.
Time and time again art goes bananas. How about this one: Take a fruit and tape it to the wall. Don‘t forget to sell it for some 100k Euros, before eating it. Great, innit?
The little giraffe is back. After it had been sleeping in its tiny transportation box for a week, I have finally found some time to help it struggling to its feet.
Sometimes composers go on a journey. This does not mean that the little giraffe needs to be left alone at home, though.
One of the first odes to the very hot drink that became well known, dates back to the 1730s. It originally flowed out of J. S. Bach‘s quill, who then wrote a work for choir and orchestra called Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), today widely known as Coffee Cantata.
The little giraffe unboxed the big green headphones and is enjoying a first sonic impression of a new piece. Let’s have a look at how an audio recording emerges from the silence of a formerly white paper.
What is higher than a giraffe, yet small enough to fit even into a composer’s wallet? Let’s get down to … business cards.
Writing a decent piece of music is the one thing. Once a piece of music is written it cannot be considered finished—at all.