Top 10 (form as neurosis)

Top 10 (form as neurosis)

line-up: violoncello, piano (also possible keyboard), live-electronics, live-video
duration: 10′
date of premiere: September 2013, Brugge, Belgium

composed for Nadar Ensemble

Just as in late capitalism, in which the narration of the world has been reduced on lists and rankings to satisfy the narcissistic feelings and the competition-fetish in the society (or of those who intend to lead it), is musical form here thought as a listing of competitive occurrences. The Top 10  try to surpass each other in tempo and acceleration, density, hysteria and idiocy. The musical spots of the competitive battle in its uselessly gaudy and flashy colouring are jumbled on top of each other and against each other – “music is violent, like crime.“

based on texts taken from Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend and the Dept Sustainability Analysis on Greece from October 21st 2011 of the European Union, European Central Banks and the International Monetary Fund.

video of the premiere @ Ultima Festival Oslo 2013
Nadar Ensemble: Benjamin Glorieux, Violoncello, Elisa Medinilla, Keyboard