THE BRIDE OF MARCEL DUCHAMP "Mechanics of shame"  ("mécanisme de la pudeur") (2016)

Duration: 5 minutes

Movements: THE BRIDE OF MARCEL DUCHAMP „Mechanics of shame“  („mécanisme de la pudeur“) for ensemble Prologue for the program: THE BRIDE OF MARCEL DUCHAMP refers to the painting "The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (mechanism of shame / mechanical shame)", which was created in Munich (24x32 cm) and painted with pencil, ink and India ink. It is about technical schematic thinking to represent the most intimate feelings. From an autobiographic point of view, the tragic of his love can be found in this painting. When he was 24 years old, he lived in Munich and was in love with Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia, who was married to his friend, the artist Francis Picabia. He once drove 700 kilometers from Munich to the French Jura, in order to meet his unattainable beloved in the waiting room of a small railway station. The painting (pencil, ink, India ink on card paper) is exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris under the title "La mariée mise à nu par les célibataires (Mécanisme de la pudeur / Pudeur mécanique)" - "The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (mechanism of shame / mechanical shame)".

Instrumentation: Flute / oboe / clarinet (B) / bassoon/ French Horn / trumpet (B) / trombone percussion (vibraphone, big Tom with twig brush, tom-tom, bongo drum, large drum) piano string quintet ( violin 1+2, viola, violoncello, contrabass) soloistic or orchestral

Introduction: THE BRIDE OF MARCEL DUCHAMP refers to the painting "The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (mechanism of shame / mechanical shame)", which was created in Munich (24x32 cm) and painted with pencil, ink and India ink. It is about technical schematic thinking to represent the most intimate feelings. From an autobiographic point of view, the tragic of his love can be found in this painting. When he was 24 years old, he lived in Munich and was in love with Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia, who was married to his friend, the artist Francis Picabia. He once drove 700 kilometers from Munich to the French Jura, in order to meet his unattainable beloved in the waiting room of a small railway station. The painting (pencil, ink, India ink on card paper) is exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris under the title "La mariée mise à nu par les célibataires (Mécanisme de la pudeur / Pudeur mécanique)" - "The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (mechanism of shame / mechanical shame)".

Dedication: Dedicated to the Munich Society for Contemporary Music to its 20th anniversary
Additional remarks: Composition commissioned by the Munich Society for Contemporary Music e.V. and the Siemens Foundation

World premiere: 18.06.2016, Munich Schwere Reiter
Performers at world premiere: Concert for the 20th anniversary of the MGNM Münchner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik e.V. (Munich Society for Contemporary Music e.V) performed by the Festival Ensemble, conducted by Peter Hirsch / recording by the Bayerischen Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio).

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