Events and performances
Jasmonate – world premiere by Curious Chamber Players
December 5th 2017, Porgy & Bess, Vienna
for piccolo flute, bass clarinet, percussion/writing pad, inside piano/typewriter, tabletop guitar, cello and two hourglasses.
A plant can send out molecular warning signals called jasmonates, in reaction to stress. At the moment there are many reasons for plants to stress, not the least since the balance of the eco systems are threatened. With the climate gradually becoming warmer, degree by degree, important living conditions for humans are also gradually torn down. In the end humans are the weaker existences, and after “the sixth phase of extinction” when animal species disappear rapidly one by one, the plants will flourish again and cover any sign of civilisation in lush green in less then a century…
The musical material for Jasmonate is based on the music documentary drama Kudzu, performed by CCP in April 2017, at Forum Neuer Musik by Deutschlandfunk in Köln. The photos are captured at the rehearsals in Kammermusiksaal in Deutschlandfunk.