Freeze!version for 7 instruments
flute, bass clarinet, bass trombone, percussion, violin, viola & cello + conductor (revised version from 2021)
24.8.2021, Graz, Austria
”Freeze” deals with movement, time, reaction and rituals. As a starting point for the piece, I used several videos and scenes from samurai cinema, whose flowing movement and rhythm fascinated me. While composing I asked myself, how could material from other medium transfer into music?
The person appearing on the video is a Japanese martial artist and film choreographer Yoshio Sugino, who was working on films like Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.