Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis

The consequences of the coronavirus crisis move us all. We have asked our composers how these months and weeks affect their artistic work. What they answer will be published progressively in this section as they appear.

Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Dejan Lazić
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Dejan Lazić
As I started playing the piano and clarinet, giving concerts, and composing at a fairly early age, I have been searching practically since the late 1980s for an ideal, perfect, possibly utopian balance...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Slava Ulanovsky
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Slava Ulanovsky
The coronavirus hit us unexpectedly. Nobody expected this situation and of course nobody was ready for it. There has been a rupture in our society that has severed many connections.
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Daniel Smutny
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Daniel Smutny
It is my task to formulate my art precisely in this context and in this time as spaces of freedom, as places of possibilities, of free thinking and subtle perception …
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf
I follow the daily political news very closely. I would like to feel, think through and experience the entire event ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Tigran Mansurian
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Tigran Mansurian
It seems that the silence-musical sound relationship needs rethinking.
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Peter Ruzicka
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Peter Ruzicka
And so we experience in this time what culture means to us: the tension we experience together, the feeling of closeness ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Ferran Cruixent
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Ferran Cruixent
Since March 13th, I've been locked up at home. I must be thankful that I am still healthy. The quarantine caught me in the final stages of working on a 70-minute piece...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Arvo Pärt
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Arvo Pärt
Every serious situation mobilizes artists to approach the essential, and the consequences of this concentration will only become apparent over the long term ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Jüri Reinvere
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Jüri Reinvere
It's like an autumn storm: the projects and income of our colleagues, all these dear, courageous, hard-working people in the ensembles and the soloists, are falling down like trees in a hurricane ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Franghiz Ali-zade
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Franghiz Ali-zade
Stay at home: Difficult time, especially for young people. But for me, that‘s best time: for concentration and composing, for reading and thinking. ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Xiaoyong Chen
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Xiaoyong Chen
Society is at a standstill worldwide. I compare this with a long pause in music. The tones are stopped, but the music continues ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Jörn Arnecke
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Jörn Arnecke
Everything that Corona triggers in us can become shatteringly deep music ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Osmo Tapio Räihälä
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Osmo Tapio Räihälä
I find it hard to imagine that this state of emergency would affect my music or my creativity, because they stem from deep under the surface of anything conscious ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Johannes X. Schachtner
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Johannes X. Schachtner
The absence of new influences cannot yet be felt, but I very much hope it will come soon ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Jan Müller-Wieland
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Jan Müller-Wieland
The consequences of the coronavirus crisis affect us all. We have asked our composers how these months and weeks affect their artistic work. We will publish their answers successively in this ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Moritz Eggert
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Moritz Eggert
The globality of our world has exacerbated the crisis, but at the same time it is also the only salvation from the crisis ...
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