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Stage

PERSONA
An interactive opera for teenagers in the digital age
Oper Dortmund
2021
Kirsas Musik
A story about a boy embracing his inner misfit
Oper Dortmund
2020
Die Bürgschaft
An adaptation of Schiller's ballad on fraternity and tyranny
Bürger:innen Oper Dortmund
2019
A Safe and Special Place
A snapshot of three artists in a neoliberal world
Akademie Musiktheater Heute
2019
Prothesen der Autonomie
A SCI-FI opera about the history of opera and the male gaze
Neuköllner Oper
2018
Nils Karlsson-Däumling
A retelling of Astrid Lindgren's classic tale of friendship
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
2018
My Corporate Identity
A tragicomedy about corporate existence
Deutsche Oper Berlin
2017
Less Truth More Telling
A parable of evil and forgiveness
Dutch National Opera Academy
2012

Vocal

Pop Songs for Proton
Three pop-flavoured, style-bending tunes
Ensemble Proton, Bern
Vier Elementar­phantasien
Four dark humoured scenes on cataclysmic poems by Christian Morgenstern
The Cause of Thunder
A soliliquy-cantata dissecting the ethos of Shakespeare's tragic hero
Die alten, bösen Lieder
A compressed song cycle of the most macabre texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Heidelberger Frühling
Manifeste Assi
A musical adaptation of Natasha Kanapé Fontaine's eponymous book of poems
Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne
It had something to do with the telling of time …
An ethereal lullaby
November Music

Instrumental

Sweet Tooth
An exploration of the saccharine and the superficial
Fl, Cl, Bsn, Hn, Perc, 2 Vln, Vla, Vlc
Quicksilver
An attempt to synthesize solid and liquid
String quintet
STYROPORÖS
An irreverent concerto for obligato bowed styrofoam
Vln, Vlc, Cl, Fl, Perc
Into Something Rich and Strange
A timbral transcription of a sea change
Acc + Vla da Gamba
So be it
A study of propaganda
Saxophone quartet
Au fond du cloître humide
A dialogue with a great pianist of the past
Fl, Cl, Vln, Vlc, Perc, Pno
Virelai
An slightly psychedelic excursion into the renaissance
Vln,Vla, Vlc, Fl, Trb + Solo Rec
Chanson
A kaleidoscopic approach to the tremolo
String quartet

Solo

Ochluf
A tentacular and tantric contrapuntal experience
Organ
Soothe
Brushing-induced hypnosis
Snare Drum + household objects
Clarintabile
An etude of beatings and harmony
Singing clarinettist
At the Still Point
A meditation on T.S. Eliot's Burnt Norton
Singing recorder player
Shelter
A flourish of whispers and secrets
Speaking piccolo player