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how may the music of the krells have sounded like? one can probably assume,
as the strange life form they were, very differently than humans music. this
brought me to the following idea: what if the Krell-music not places sound-events
in the quiet like forms in empty space are set, but were notched and carved into a
block of noise? this is the keynote after which I have tried to form this piece. it is
virtually (for us) one negative music. musical movements or contentsare engraved
in this block of white noise, which represents silence for them.
on the other hand: to judge by the extremely high intelligence of the krells, they
likely had very high demands for the complexity of the music put, so i think, what
they produced would sound like white noise for us. because they have troubled so
much, to suppress their primeval instinct, that they sunk their musical expressions
like their emotions deeply in this sound block andsubjected to structural sound
organization, as well as our earth-colleagues of the modernc lassical period, to
very abstract methods, ideas and patterns - naturally at the extremely high
krell-level. all this may appear to contradict to itself a little, but our human mind is
not capable to see through this...
if one looks at the planet on which they lived, they should not be of a condition too
differently from us humans - at least they obviously had such a thing like ears;
whether they had more than one, and whether and how far to her hearing excelled
ours, I have let unconsidered frequencies above 20khz.
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The idea was to do a conventional sounding piece of music with a classicistic appeal,
without using classical academic methods; hence the title.
It seemed doable, because i did not want it to be perfectly,
i wanted it to have cracks and rough edges. Superficially it is
conventionally, more or less, concerning the arrangement of the
move ments (fast - slow - fast) and emphasis on melody and harmony.
The quartet has been composed in 1996. 2007 it was revised completely,
especially the 1. movement got expanded, and a demorecording was
made with virtual instruments.
the piece is not yet performed.