About the work
The five songs for mezzo-soprano and en-semble were
composed in 2014. Fragments taken from Jakob Reichsöllner’s poem
Fieberträume — «deliriums» — form the textual basis of the songs.
Erythraean Fields is an orchestrated version of my work
Farben des Mohns for mezzo-soprano and piano, composed previously in 2014.
It was freely transformed for a broader orchestration, including the traditional Chinese instruments Sheng, Pipa and Erhu. I attempted not to make the ensemble sound particularly Chinese, but to aim at finding new shades of orchestral colours within my very own music.
bass clarinet in Bb
percussion (one player): large tam-tam, bass drum, wood blocks (three pitches), crotales, tubular bells, vibraphone
March 20, 2015
Graz, Helmut List Halle
»Der Klang nach Seide«
Zhang Liang, conductor
Annette Schönmüller, mezzo-soprano