Hans Tutschku


english: origin - decipher - do without

violoncello and 9-channel live-electronics
year: 2019
duration: 20:00 min
studio: SWR Experimentalstudio Freiburg
first performance: November 23, 2019 by Esther Saladin , ZKM Karlsruhe

The question of where we come from, as humanity or as individuals, is always on our mind. At a time when severe living conditions at the place of family roots cause many to set off in search of better places, problems of origin, belonging, integration, and authenticity are strongly present in our perception.

In the dialogue between solo instrument and electronics, the composition processes these themes as transformed sound identities with recurring musical motifs that have to orient themselves again and again in new contexts. Necessary reorientation and the urge to preserve one's original qualities create tension, but also opportunities to grow.

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