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In addition to Schönberg’s score for five musicians and one speaking singer, a score was written for 1 light technician and 21 lightbulbs that all fill in and embellish Schönberg’s original musical material. This configuration is completed by the addition of 1 performer who brings the two separate parts of the program together. Part 2 takes up this approach and further develops it via compositions by Gordon Kampe, Yig Wang, Gerald Golka and improvisations by the ensemble.


“I certainly go, I feel, against a new expression. Here the sounds become almost a brutally immediate expression of sensual and spiritual movement. Almost as if they were directly transmitted.”


Arnold Schönberg (trans. Caleb Salgado)