sammlung einiger nacht portionen - seventh piano piece
and text by Dietrich Eichmann
Eichmann - voice, keyboard, piano, sampling and programming
recording of the world première on June 6, 1989, at the university
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from the booklet:
This though is contemporary night music. The musician gives his
associations free range, he follows the paths of his consciousness
in an inner monologue, out of which words like 'dreamed' or 'dreamy'
spring forth as acoustic events. It strikes one that language
has lost its normal communicative function. It surfaces in word
and association scraps, the word 'dream' no longer summons up
the Romantic feeling of the dream. Language has become hermetic,
it denies understanding. It becomes lastly an element of music
and ceases to be the means of bridging the I and the you, in so
far as such a bridge is at all possible. Here a radically different
understanding of language is reached, as that, for instance, of
the Romantic Lied. This can be seen in Schwitter's Ursonate or
sometimes with Jandl, where the language carries the sound and
is itself born and then shattered by rhythm, often becoming the
driving element of its own elimination. But the 'early collection
of several night portions' is not only a profound critique of
language: it is also a truly cryptic piece of fun if we allow
ourselves to get involved.
bei "frühe sammlung einiger nacht portionen / seventh piano
piece", ein fünfteiliges Stück, das Dietrich Eichmann
solo mit voice, keyboard, piano, sampling und programming aufgeführt
hat. Zu der oder für die Musik hat er den poetischen Text
"nacht portionen" geschrieben, der Gedanken um die philosophische
Thematik "Verstand und / oder Gefühl"...