Title: Verb(a)renne life!

Year: 2009

Duration: 13 minutes

Genre: ensemble music

Instrumentation: large ensemble and music objects

Instrumentation details: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion 1, percussion 2, violin 1, violin 2, cello, double bass

Materials:  dry twigs, sheets of paper, megaphones

Commissioned by: ENSEMS Festival


How does it happen, that the transformation is possible? How fast our life changes, how fast the language changes?

“Verb(a)renne life” is a reflection upon fire as symbol of transformation. Something old has to get burned to make place for something new. Wood crackles and sparkles on fire. Old city gets on fire, new city gets growth. Old rules are replaced with new rules. New codex.


In the composition the traditional musical vocabulary is replaced with extended performance techniques and symbolic gestures of tearing paper and breaking branches.

VERB(A)RENNE   LIFE !

Setting a fire of the Temple © engraving from an 18th century English edition of Josephus works++++

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