„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.
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
Sy. 3740 // *score
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
For baritone and piano
Text: Ulrike Draesner
Premiere performance: 10.05.1998, Ludwigslust
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
New Loves of Poets (CD)
 megasex (Text: Ulrike Draesner / Music: Martin Tchiba (Mezzo-soprano), 09.01.2003 Studio 2, Bavarian Radio, Munich.
for soprano, six instrumentalists and video
Text: Ulrike Draesner; Charles Pennequin, S. Tarkos
Video films: Thierry Aué
First performance: 16.9.2005, Carcassonne
The-The-The Other Shore
for two voices and seven mobile musicians
Text: Ulrike Draesner
Trumpet, trombone, 2 tubas, 3 drums
Premiere performance: 13.06.2001, Basle
Sy. 3896 // Partitur