The pleasure of annoyance

For 2 Flugelhorns and 2 Speaker




This composition has been created during my residency at Schloss Salem within the artist exchange program “Salem2Salem” in 2018. At day and night the bells of the monastery in the castle in which I stayed during the program have been ringing every 15min which wouldn’t allow me to get a full night of sleep. Those bells would follow me into my dreams and so it is not surprising that they became the main subject of my composition.


In this way the annoyance of sleep deprivation and being constantly confronted with this sound made me process it in a creative way. 


The five notes written in the score are based on the notes of the bells of Salem.




A Japanese legend says that if you can’t sleep at night it’s because you’re awake in someone else’s dream.


Funded by Landratsamt Bodenseekreis

Premiered at the Library of Schloss Salem, 8th August 2018

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