CHAMBER OPERA (2013)
Georg Friedrich Haas
In today’s secular society, the end of life is one of the few remaining taboos. Even wide-ranging standardisation and bureaucratisation in handling death have not lessened its inconceivability. Georg Friedrich Haas has a reputation as a sensitive and imaginative explorer of the inner world of sounds. Subjects like the night, darkness and disillusionment pervade his work. In »Thomas«, for example, he depicts the powerlessness and speechlessness of the characters in fragile sounds with an ensemble consisting only of percussion and plucked instruments.