Gertude Stein hat die Luft gemalt

New Opera to a Text by Friederike Mayröcker

With a libretto by the grande dame of Austrian poetry Friederike Mayröcker, this new chamber opera creates an irresistable pull by combining new music, ambient and minimal to a next level melodrama.

From her text "Gertrude Stein hat die Luft gemalt" flows an abundance of pictoresque and surreal scences, which have no direct connection to the traditonal notion of "plot". The main charcater constantly dissolves into many different personas and migrates from one dreamlike situation to another and becomes indistinguisable. My music creates a wide, subtle and unobtrusive soundscape, a kind of canvas of moods on which the unconscious flow of words is laid out.

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