Nicolaus A. Huber (*1939) Rose Sélavy
[ens] 2000 duration: 18'
fl(picc).ob.clar.bsn – hn.trp.tbne – hp – pno.cel – 2vl.va.vc.db – tape or CD
World première: Cologne, March 3, 2001
Rose Selavy, a second identity of Marcel Duchamp (only 1920-41), could also be "Rrose Selavy. The original was "Pi Quhabilla Rrose Selavy (Picabia larrose cest la vie).
1920 Duchamp asked a carpenter to make a window (77.5 x 45 cm) for him. It is green, one can even open it and it is signed:
FRESH WIDOW COPYRIGHT ROSE SELAVY 1920
According to Duchamp it is possible to understand french/fresh widow/window ... etc.
The 8 windows are made of dark leather and Marcel wanted them to be polished every morning. Finally, you can now hear this as music. I hope my piece is full of changing identities and is strange enough for you, dear listener.
Nicolaus A. Huber (June 2002)
Seidl, Hannes: Einbrüche der Popkultur in Nicolaus A. Hubers Musik seit 1990, in: MusikTexte Heft 108 (Februar 2006), pp. 34-37
Engl. The height of the breadth: Pop culture Infiltrations in the music of Nicolaus A. Huber, in: Music of Nicolaus A. Huber and Mathias Spahlinger, hrsg. von Philipp Blume, Contemporary Music Review 27 (2008), Heft 6, pp. 655-664.