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Austrian Premiere of Moritz Eggert’s “Puls“ by the Munich Philharmonic

The Munich Philharmonic under the Indian conductor Zubin Mehta will present the Austrian premiere of Moritz Eggert’s “Puls” on 29 March 2012 in Vienna (Musikverein).

These forces gave the world premiere of Eggert’s orchestral work at the Munich Gasteig in November of last year.

Moritz Eggert describes “Puls” 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.“

29 March 2012
Musikverein, Großer Saal, 7:30 PM
Austrian premiere: Moritz Eggert
“Puls“ for orchestra
Munich Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta (direction)


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