for Organ [org] 2018 duration: 8'
World première: Berlin, Januar 20, 2019 (Compulsory piece for the Prizewinner Concert of the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition, Berlin 2019)
Commissioned by the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition 2019
16 pages | 30,5 x 23 cm | 90 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18809-5 | Saddle Stitch
“Lar” in Roman mythology refers to the so-called “Lares,” gods of households, fields and pathways, deified souls of the deceased and tutelary deities, especially of the house and its inhabitants. Lar is also the fireplace in a house – and thus a place where you feel protected.
“Lar II” is part of a cycle. Each piece focusses on a kind of movement or transition between the interior (the house) and the unknown (the outside, the adventure).
Gilles Deleuze speaks of “deterritorialization”; it is precisely this process that is also used in music as a metaphor. For Deleuze, a melody can act as a ritornello, for example, representing the house, the acquainted. “Lar II” plays with ritornellos which are developed alternatingly – like breathing– with certain movements to the outside and back again.
Musically, the instrument organ opens/introduces as a topos something within a space and focusses on the concept of space as the central point of a continuous musical transition.
(José M. Sánchez-Verdú, 2018)