Category: Organ / Sacred Music
Duration: 6 min.
Instrumentation: organ (the work requires a full mechanical organ)
Solo instruments: Organ
Additional remarks: The work uses half pulled-out registers which create strange sounds
World premiere: 09.10.1983, Basilika Ottobeuren (on the Marien organ)
Performers at world premiere: Enjott Schneider (a pre-premiere concert took place in the Altweiler Pfarrkirche in Weil am Rhein with Enjott Schneider at the organ)
Press reviews for world premiere: before the pre-premiere: 'Badische Zeitung': Sound painting, noises, Glissando effects and half pulled registers draw a sombre picture. Upcoming melody is covered by the sphere of death. Sound fragments and melody fragments are confronted with broken lyric. The work strives in the darkness; there is no escape. (Manfred Kolb)