Fictions, 2012

01.02.2012, Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel

Audiovisual concert with soloists of the Nouvelle Ensemble Contemporain NEC
 Commission for viola, bass clarinet, percussion and voice – CRÉATION free after Jorge Luis Borges

Franziska Baumann, concept, composition and voice
Claudia Brieske, concept, video editing and live projection
Angela Bürgerdramaturgical accompaniment

Solisten des Nouvelle Ensemble Contemporain NEC
Marie Schwab, viola
Jean-François Lehmann, bass clarinette
Lucas Gonseth, percussion

01.02.2012, 19h Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel
13.04.2012, 21h Dampfzentrale, Bern


„The moon was rising above the river: blör u catch axaxcas mlö. Or in exact word order: „constantly beyond – it is mooning.“ (From the tale „Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius“ by Jorge Luis Borges).


For the compositions, Franziska Baumann has explored individual sound types (notated in graphical scores) such as drones, textures, pulsations and actions. She combined them with various verbally precise playing instructions. Based on these notations individual sounds were found in co-process with the soloists of the ensemble NEC and then composed in a final score.


The videos have a modular character – just like the sound types described above. An installation, of various fabrics in space, captures the video projections and creates image spaces for the protagonists. Theses transparent walls break the room, deconstructing it in a reflection coupled to the sound. The range between situational concertante presence and virtual space scene- is explored with mobile video projections.
fragment of score Fictions