Music

Pulse, voice, joy

„I am unmusical“, „I am unmusical“ when I played the flute the family dachshund would howl his accompaniment „I am unmusical“, „I am unmusical“, the voice slipped in fear, „I am unmusical“ was confirmed, the flute, thanks to the dachshund, could be put away, „I am unmusical“ was now a truth, „I am unmusical“, language took pity on me, others are sing-musical, I am language-musical, I am instrument-unmusical, I am speech-musical, others are otherwise-musical—fortunately we are body-musical—all of us, we hear interrelation, change, resonance, we hear with the whole of our body, we find ourselves.

STERN
(2008/09)

For soprano and tuba,
Text: Ulrike Draesner: „star“ (from the volume Ribbons of Memory)
See „books“: Liebe rebecca: wie soll der verweis aussehen?
Premiere performance: 2009, Odessa
Length: 10’
Sy. 3740 // *score

Composer:
Annette Schlünz
CLIFF!
(2004)

The poem „Cliff!“ by Ulrike Draesner is about two lovers who meet in an impressive but also harsh natural setting. In the way the poet intones her words, her original written text achieves its appropriate acoustic shape. Shouts and whispering, words spoken and words heard, tones and images come together forming a passionate music of language. The composer Sandeep Bhagwati is sensitive to the musical thread within this lyrical poetry and spins the thread out  further in his own music.

Deutschlandradio / Ulrike Draesner / Sandeep Bhagwati 2004 (commissioned production)
First broadcast: 05.11.2004 / 26’44

Composer:
Sandeep Bhagwati
BRUST, BRUT
(1998)

Breast, Brood

For baritone and piano
Text: Ulrike Draesner
Baritone, piano
Premiere performance: 10.05.1998, Ludwigslust
Length: 4’

Composer:
Annette Schlünz
JOURNAL N° 2 (SCHNEELAND)
(2007)

JOURNAL N° 2 (Snowland)

Text by Ulrike Draesner
for Accordion and playback of the text ad lib
Tape by request
Premiere performance: 07.09.2007, Kassel
Duration: 15’

Composer:
Annette Schlünz
NEUE DICHTER LIEBEN (CD)
(2003)

New Loves of Poets (CD)

[17] megasex  (Text: Ulrike Draesner / Music: Martin Tchiba (Mezzo-soprano), 09.01.2003 Studio 2, Bavarian Radio, Munich.

Composer:
Martin Tchiba
LICHTPAUSE
(2005)

Light interrupted

for soprano, six instrumentalists and video
Text: Ulrike Draesner; Charles Pennequin,  S. Tarkos
Video films: Thierry Aué
First performance: 16.9.2005, Carcassonne
Duration 40’

Composer:
Annette Schlünz
DAS-DAS-DAS ANDERE UFER
(2001)

The-The-The Other Shore

for two voices and seven mobile musicians
Text: Ulrike Draesner
2 hours
Trumpet, trombone, 2 tubas, 3 drums
Premiere performance: 13.06.2001, Basle
Duration: 40’

Sy. 3896 // Partitur

Composer:
Annette Schlünz