for soprano and tenor – 2019 – ca. 8′
physis-delusion was written for and performed by Auditivvokal Dresden, premiered at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona. The ensemble had suggested working around the topic of humanity and culture in relation to Nature.
Thus, the piece insists on the idea of Nature as an artificial segregative category invented by us humans, and how this separation allows and eventually causes ecological catastrophes. The piece consists of four movements, to be placed non-consecutively in the concert program. It explores different approaches to vocal expression in the relation between performers and in relation to the idea of Nature.
physis-delusion employs different score formats and notation systems: a text-driven time score for part I, a traditional score for part II, and a miniature (e-)book for part III, where each section, lasting just few seconds, is contained in a single page. An extra section, entitled is to be performed at any moment in the concert. Its score is just a set of written instructions.
The text in the first part comes from the prologue in Lucretius’ «De Rerum Natura». It is been used as both words uttered in time and the drive of time itself. For the third part, I put together a text, based on ideas I had been jotting down while listening to lectures and public interventions by the British-Texan author Timothy Morton and the activist Greta Thunberg.
Read the interview about physis-delusion by Elio Ronco here (in Spanish)
11.06.2019 – Palais Grosser Gartens (Dresden) – Auditivvokal Dresden – Katharina Salden and Alexander Bischoff
02.06.2019 – Kunsthaus sans titre (Potsdam) – Auditivvokal Dresden – Katharina Salden and Alexander Bischoff
17.05.2019 – Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona) – Auditivvokal Dresden – Katharina Salden and Alexander Bischoff
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