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Ein Traum, was sonst – World Premiere of Jan Müller-Wieland’s New Work in Berlin

Alongside the world premiere of Moritz Eggert’s work “Symphonie 4.0 Fernsehballett,” Jan Müller-Wieland’s work “Ein Traum, was sonst” for youth symphony orchestra will also receive its world premiere on 11 October 2008 at the Hindemith Festival 2008 (11-12 October 2008) in Berlin/Marzahn. The Marzahn-Hellersdorf Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform this work under the direction of Jobst Liebrecht.

The piece is based on Franz Kafka’s short story “The Metamorphosis,” in which the protagonist wakes up one morning to discover gradual traces of his transformation into a beetle.

The composer has offered the following comments on his work: “My piece emphasises a dreamlike-enthusiastic frame of mind. A children’s and /or youth parade suddenly breaks into this “intact world.” The orchestral musicians, meaning the young people, the children, are transformed into chanting criers of freely-assembled Kafka lines from his short story “The Metamorphosis.”

11 October 2008

Berlin-Marzahn

Jan Müller-Wieland: world premiere of

“Ein Traum, was sonst” for symphony orchestra

Work commissioned by the Marzahn-Hellersdorf Music School with the support of the Berlin Capital City Cultural Foundation for the Hindemith Festival in October 2008