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Moritz Eggert: World Premiere of “Pulse“ in Munich

Moritz Eggert's new orchestral work "Pulse" will receive its world premiere in Munich on 17 November 2011. The Munich Philharmonic under the Indian conductor Zubin Mehta will present the work, which was completed in 2011.

Moritz Eggert describes this work commissioned by the Munich Philharmonic as follows:

“Music as a journey through the subconscious, through the noises of one's own body. Built only on a continuous pulse, like a heartbeat. This pulse is not regular, but accelerates and decelerates as with a marathon runner, as in an act of lovemaking. The pulse of the mother is the first noise that we perceive in our lives; it is absolutely the most archetypical noise. A piece about pulse is also a piece about the beginning of hearing. Lines of notes are treated like blood vessels through which flows a constant stream comprised of tones.

There goes along with this a rejection of all conventional organisation or traditional compositional techniques; basically, the piece consciously remains in a sound space that also penetrates individual details. The music is corporeal, not abstract. It is an attempt to define a new kind of hearing; the pulse functions here like a red thread that one can follow if one engages oneself in this hearing.“

Further performances in Gasteig will take place on 18, 20 and 21 November 2011.

17 November 2011
Gasteig, 8 PM
World premiere: Moritz Eggert
“Pulse“ for orchestra
Münchner Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta (direction)
- Commissioned work by the Münchner Philharmoniker -


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