• Carola Bauckholt
  • "Oh, I see." (2015)
    (for clarinet, violoncello, piano, two big balloons and video)

  • Henry Litolff’s Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (World)
  • cl/pf/othersnd/vc
  • 21 min

Programme Note

The piece was created in the context of the research project "Music with the real" for the ensemble Asamisimasa.I am always fascinated by our brain and especially the logic of our dreams. Perhaps art, and music in particular, is the best way to get close to the processes in our brain. Stefan Klein writes in his book Dreams - a journey into our inner reality:

Modern neuroscience ascribes the most important role to emotions; they are the basis of all conscious experience. (...) Emotions are among the most elementary impulses of the brain. It is thanks to them that in the course of evolution we have been able to develop something like an ego-consciousness. 

In this piece, external impulses such as eye movements are depicted, from which the perceiver can draw conclusions about internal processes. Sounds provide further information. The movements of an image and sound structure, which can be reminiscent of a kind of composite artificial face, only come together in the perceiver. In the brain, everything is in motion and almost everything is connected to everything else.

What are the causal relationships? What is triggered by what? Who reflects whom?




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