Grain | Stream
The idea of stream recalled in the title and central in the piece has been inspired by Anselm Kiefer’s painting Alchemie consists of two canvases showing a dry desert-like landscape connected by a balance.
A rainfall of salt and sunflower seeds falling down from the balance’s dishes.
That’s a strong symbol of a possible new life re-growing from the desert landscape which is directly connected with the art of alchemy transforming lead into gold.
On the other hand streams of grains (especially salt) are traditionally associated with purification rituals of mind and spirit.
Driven by the strong symbolic meaning of this canvas and the message of hope that it conveys to me, I imagined a sound-world made of grains and streams which arise from silence and saturate space and time until leading the perception to an in-between dimension where temporal references are loosen.
|October 22nd, 2023 - Donaueschinger Musiktage
Russell Greenberg, Sae Hashimoto (Percussion)
Laura Barger, Julia Den Boer (Klavier)