Georg Friedrich Haas — das kleine ICH BIN ICH

Mira Lobe’s „the little I AM ME“ is a great work of art. It’s not only the content which is inspired – its simplicity, perspicuity, and its moral aspirations – but also its language is art at the highest level. more

If it wasn't for him, I would have become someone else. On the occasion of Friedrich Cerha's birthday — Georg Friedrich Haas

For a long time he didn’t talk about it. Only when he was asked. But I never asked him. more

Hanna Eimermacher Music Theatre for 12 Musicians and 3 Singers

I would like to create a type of musical theatre which, from the very beginning, combines elements of sound, movement, imagery, visual structures and space to offer a cumulative sensation. more

Peter Jakober — Substantie

„By substance I understand what exists in itself and is conceived through itself; that’s to say something the concept of which does not rely on the concept of another thing for its formation.”  (Baruch de Spinoza)


Working like an investigator — Otomo Yoshihide and Erwan Keravec interviewed by Mats Gustafsson

Some 150 years separate the first appearance of a turntable in a concert hall from the application for a patent for a new type of instrument designed by a Mr. Sax. True – that covers a few generations. But that is nothing compared to the distance in time to the oldest preserved bagpipe from the 15th century. more

Gerard Mortier — European Cultural Identity

In 49’, shortly after the Second World War, Juliette Greco, singing at that time at the night club Taboo, walked with her lover Miles Davis, the famous Jazz trumpet player, along the borders of the Seine in Paris. more

The Tailwinds of Old Stories. About Beat Furrer’s Approach to Myths — Uwe Kolbe

Beat Furrer’s musical oeuvre derives from two points of origin; it is part of them, encompasses them and keeps returning to them, over and over again. It has two pivotal points – in spatial terms: one to the left and one to the right, or: an eastern and a western point. more