TRANSFORMA | TRI 
Music in space for 5 sopranos, by Johannes Wallmann
after the poem UN COUP DE DES by Stéphane Mallarmé
containing a CADENZA FOR SOLO SOPRANO to a text fragment by Martin Stefke
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Premiere performance: September 12, 1997, in the old water reservoir Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Organized by: KRYPTONALE III, Berlin 1997
"A THROW OF THE DICE NEVER ELIMINATES CHANCE." Stéphane Mallarmé's last poem UN COUP DE DES (1897/98) one of the great coups of the late 19th century might be considered as a reflection of foundering man and perhaps even as a reflection in anticipation of modernity in general. The only consolation is in chance and the constellations of the starry sky.
Five sopranos in an old water reservoir a space with a very long reverberation receding, approaching, sustained sounds, stretched-out time, soft, loud, sung, whispered words, falling and rising tones, choral phrases, sounds that shift in space, extreme grades of voice.
In the concluding portion of TRANSFORMA the cadenza for solo soprano; the seven-star Great Bear constellation rising in Mallarmé's text is supplemented by a text fragment from Martin Stefke's poem "on the terrace": "...the stars tremble/ in the ear still sound/ the words .../ with fearful eyes/ the bear looks/ at her great hunter."
sopranos: Ksenija Lukic, Maacha Deubner, Susanne Serfling, Anita-Marie Schuppan, Margarete Huber.
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