ORCHESTRAL WORK

 

Drowning

June 2015, Gewandhaus Leipzig

DROWNING, a new multi-part orchestral work in collaboration with the Icelandic band múm, Estonian-American conductor Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Symphony Orchestra. Commissioned by MDR, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk as part of Hauschka´s residency with the MDR Symphony Orchestra 2014/15.

Inspired by a quote by Federico Garcia Lorca:

... I can´t listen to you. I cant listen to your voice. lt´s as though l'd drunk a bottle of anise and fallen asleep wrapped in a quilt of roses. lt pulls me along - and I know l'm drowning but I go on down ...

Premiere

World Premiere June 27 Leipzig, Gewandhaus

Details:

MDR Symphony Orchestra & Kristjan Järvi

Tiit Tikas: Violin

Gunnar Grntynes & Örvar Smárason: Synthesizers, Piano, Melodica, Turntable

Hauschka: Piano

Samuli Kosminen: Drums & Percussion

 

Approx. 40 min.

 

 

 

 

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