Klavierauszug (Place, Duration)
In Klavierauszug*, a piano functions as container and playable archive. This work is both an investigation of the materials and tools of my own artistic work as well as an attempt to enable a process, that allows for collective actions of composition, improvisation and instrument building.
It encompasses two movements, that are described in a text score, placed on a piano. The first one comprises the duration from the beginning of the exhibitions preparation until its opening. During this time, all objects, that find their way into the exhibition space are used to prepare the piano, as long as they are not used otherwise. Nothing gets thrown away. The second movement comprises the duration of the actual exhibition, during which it is possible for the audience to both play the piano as well as to put other objects, they brought themselves into it, thus extending its internal archive. Klavierauszug is an participative installation, that renders musically the duration from the beginning of the preparation-work for an exhibition until its end and could be seen as a piano reduction of this process, generated in real-time.
*A Klavierauszug (eng. piano reduction), is a mostly orchestral work, such as an opera or ballet, arranged for piano. These arrangements are used, whenever an actual orchestra would be impractical or financially impossible, such as in rehearsals.