C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Mi, Ka: manchmal ist es immer so 



Basic information



  • Program notes: 

    "Manchmal ist es immer so" – the incongruence of the semantics is something to wonder and the quest for its hidden meaning a reason to wander about: “Sometimes it is always like that“ – is a kind of sentence that we've heard many times, in different contexts and, within its nuances, also in different languages. Very often we don't even notice it. There is something that connects us to its meaning, and we tend to assume that we know what it is all about. It wishes to express exception and at the same time can not avoid to recognize continuity and imply a pattern. In the piece this is translated as a manifestation of an ever-evolving context, that keeps on recurring, but is never the same; that wants to be exceptional and becomes customary. Like a collection of remarkable days that we simply call daily life.

    Work written for the Phidias Trio (Tokyo), and dedicated to my good friend Ryuta Iwase.

    [ka'mi] . September 2018

    The piece is yet to be performed. It will be performed by the Phidias Trio (Tokyo) at an event yet to be announced – intended for Japan and Austria. There is currently no recording of the work.

    (work submitted in the 5a Category of the Call for the World New Music Days 2019)

  • Technical specs: 

    "manchmal ist es immer so" is for B flat clarinet, violin and piano. There are no special requisites other than the usual for this kind of formation (chairs, piano stool, music stands, etc.) Since the work is mostly very soft and quiet, some amplification might be necessary – according to the venue (and parasite noises such as air conditioning, etc.). Nevertheless, it should not surpass the acoustical instruments' dynamic level.



Total number of musicians: 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Musicians1st player2nd player



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