for grand orchestra and installation, 2007

Klaus Lang
MaerzMusik – Festival für aktuelle Musik
Music: Klaus Lang
Space design: Claudia Doderer
Light: Anderas Fuchs
with Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Premiere: March 16, 2007, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin

The experience of listening to an orchestra in a lying position. An orchestra that plays live but remains invisible. Sounds so fine and delicate that lying and listening becomes an act of free-floating concentration – as if this were all about that old enlightenment maxim of the refinement of humanity through artistic practice. At the same time, however, fichten. is a performance that dissolves traditional orchestral rituals into performed sound installation. The music composed by Klaus Lang (Graz), placed in a space designed by Claudia Doderer and interpreted by Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will sound out the acoustic potential of the great hall at Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Excerpt from the program MaerzMusik 2007