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occasionally also working with other bands and ensembles from the contemporary classical world. writing music for them and, if possible, also performing with them on stage. here is a selection of compositions from the past years(2020-now)<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

between regions of partial shadow and complete illumination

2022, for ensemble mondrian (*link*)

15. Speaking of dreams, there’s always a moment when, after you finish playing or listening to Taylor’s music at full intensity, it feels like waking up from a dream. To engage with it is to enter a reality with clear rules that are nonetheless unknowable, informed by everything you are, yet like nothing you’ve experienced before.


Taylor Ho Binum, "Forty-Four Thoughts for Cecil Taylor" (2022)

Ivana Pristasova – violin

Petra Ackermann – viola

Karolina Öhman – violoncello

Tamriko Kordzaia – piano

video credit: marcel babadazeh

sixty feet below, nature is absent

2021-2022, for latenz ensemble (*link*)

„It is like realizing that for some time you had been conducting your business in the expanding sphere of a slow motion nuclear bomb. [...] The trouble with global warming is that it’s right here. It’s not behind a glass screen. It is that glass screen, but it’s as if the glass screen starts to extrude itself toward you in a highly uncanny, scary way that violates the normal aesthetic propriety [...] in which there should be a Goldilocks distance between you and the art object, not too close, not too far away. Global warming plays a very mean trick. It comes very, very close, crashing onto our beaches and forcing us to have cabinet meetings underwater to draw attention to our plight, and yet withdrawing from our grasp in the very same gesture, so that we can only represent it by using computers with tremendous processing speed.“

Timothy Morton, Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World in posthumanities 27


violin - Hannah Schoepe

viola - Catarina Marques

cello - Pirii Pimentel Rodrigues

flute - Isabelle Meraner

bass clarinet - Paula Häni

bass trombone - Jonas Inglin

accordion - Laura Mehmeti

percussion - Fabio Da Santos Silva

laptop/performance - Pierre Delignies

live electronics/composition - Felix Nussbaumer

video credit: felix nussbaumer, emilio guim



Sonya Suldina - violin i

Katharina Böck - violin ii

Anastasia Agapova - viola

Polina Niederhauser - violoncello

video credit: emilio guim

from tail to tooth

2021, for nora vetter & silke strahl

in the months and years following the attacks of 9/11, U.S. military and special forces conducted raids and operations to capture individuals with suspected ties to al-qaeda and allied organizations in their ongoing war on terror. many of them became detainees in secret military prisons outside of U.S. territory, where they were tortured brutally, though very schematically, following the procedure of so-called 'enhanced interrogation techniques'. these tactics included waterboarding, stress positions, sleep deprivation and beatings. one of the largest of these detention facilities is guantanamo bay, cuba. among the prisoners held there is a man called abu zubaydah. during his time in a militant islamist training camp, he was critically injured in the skull by shrepnel. sources differ as to what his medical conditions entail. what seems consistent among most reports are frequent seizures and other neurological conditions, as well as delusion, dissociation and schizophrenia. he was captured by the U.S. in february of 2002. he has reportedly been waterboarded at least 82 times. according to certain sources, he has slipped into states of delirium during interrogations, starting to relate the plots of hollywood movies such as 'godzilla' to the interrogators. at the time of writing (october of 2021), zubaydah is still held at guantanamo bay. the U.S. sees him as a valuable source of information. this piece is concerned with the construction of information in the age of torture and counter-terrorism.


Felix Nussbaumer - tenor saxophone

Nora Vetter - viola

Emilio Guim - live electronics

video credit: emilio guim

metakörper i

2020, for tenor saxophone and electronics


Felix Nussbaumer - tenor saxophone, composition

video credit: emilio guim

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