just why 4’33”?

(excerpt from the lecturer “Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture”) John Cage’s three movement composition for any instrument or combination of instruments (1952) is probably his most famous and at the same time most controversial piece. While it nowadays even hits the charts, it was an exciter at the premiere: 4’33” obviously … Continue reading

Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture

The lecturer at NTSO symposium was about relevant themes to contemporary music and architecture as well as about similarities in the processes of creation. As examples for „empty“ architecture egyptian pyramids, Robert Rauschenberg’s „White Paintings“, John Cage’s composition 4’33“ and Daniel Libeskind’s jewish museum in Berlin were discussed. Endlessness was the second main topic – … Continue reading

Sun-Moon-Cloud revised

After a location-change for the presentation of Shih’s „Prayer“ (concert for 100th anniversary of Republic of China), the design for Sun-Moon-Cloud had to be revised. The new performance venue is located at the Sun-Moon-Lake visitor center. The pavilions design changed so that it is going to be a temporary plug-in to the building designed by Norihiko … Continue reading

CD-Cover for Shih’s “Wanderschaft”

CD-cover-design for Shih‘s latest piece “Wanderschaft” (wanderings). The abstract horizontal stripes, depicting a river, are dividing the picture and illustrating the tension and the movements in Shih’s music. The cover is part of a series using the same theme in different variations. The recording of the premiere, performed by Ensemble die reihe and Anu Komsi, took place at the Viennese … Continue reading