Ordinary Music Vol.16: String Quartet

A reference-tone is allocated to each instrument. This note can be raised or lowered always by a half- or fulltone and transposed in any octav. This allows to play intervals of a minor/mayor 2nd and 3rd and the inversion: min./may. 6th and 7th (as well as unisons and octaves). The score provides a palette of timbres and ornaments, as material for an improvisation.
In my work I am trying to establish the framework-conditions for creative music playing. Sound-surface concerns me only insofar as it is a result of these conditions. “Experimental Music” for me is an investigation in a domination-free sphere.

The piece was premiered in 2010, by Ensemble Resonanz, on Blurred Edges festival of current Music in Hamburg