Blue pentagonal remnant of tile

  • instruments: Organ, Kontrabass, Trombone
  • partners: Aleksey Vylegzhanin, Matej Bunderla, Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, Sandor-Laszlo Krakoczk

Composed for Stephanie Barry


instruments: Harmonium, Electronics

Piece for electronics, video by Trevor Furlong

Fragments (glas)

  • partners: Bronagh Linck-Ryan, Aleksey Vylegzhanin, Peter Venus

instruments: Piano


  • partners: Klaus Lang, Anna Kropfelder, Yulan Yu, Hristina Takovska, Ja-Young Baek, Seongmin Ji

This was a project that we started in 2012, one of the many projects that this group of people managed together during their time in Graz. Unfortunately, I can’t find much documentation from this time.

Falling, low red brick wall

  • partners: ensemble neue musik, Edo Micic, Elena Gabrielli, Michael Drenik, Sabrina Crsnko, Federica Ragazzi, Matej Bunderla, Tadej Vilar, Christian Masser, Maija Karklina, Suha Sung, Doris Segula, Aliona Kalechyts, Irina Pihovych, Myriam Garcia Fidalgo, Levente Szabo, Nikolaus Feinig
  • instruments: Flute,Oboe, Bass Clarinet in b, Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Trompet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass

Played by ensemble für neue musik in Minoritensaal, Graz, Austria 17. December 2012 Recorded by Tino and Dom Video by Furry

If you touch the buildings in Venice, the ones made out of red bricks will crumble between your fingers.

Observing a stone in an imaginary desert

Recorded During a Thunderstorm

Was listening to quite a lot of Morton Feldman around this time. I tried on some of his ideas about the systems of ornament found in the tradition of handmade oriental rugs. Apparently, the Persians believed that the universe contained 17 different lines of symmetry. The fact that there are no more that 17 distinct groups of possible patterns seems to have been carried out in a mathematical proof by Evgraf Fedorov in the late 19th century.

Exactly what any of this has to do with music is another question entirely. When I was younger, I read that geometry was frozen music. This obviously made some sort of an impression. That the various simple whole number relationships of intervals leave their impression in whatever medium they pass through is clear. Once you get to know the intervals you can even let them become ornament. At this stage, I was still trying to get to know the intervals. The score looks really like a Klaus Lang piece. The thunderstorm sounds great. Also, the section for snare and two pianos in the middle of the piece sounded pretty good.

17 Symmetries