des Säglichen Zeit...

one actor/ speaker, small ensemble and tape

The central compositional moment of this composition is that of derivation. The starting point for this was the ninth elegy by Rainer M. Rilke. The macro-formal structure of the work developed from the fragmentation of the elegy and the positioning of the fragments as independent, independent moments. The recitation of the individual sections creates moments, the abstract "description of the state" on a separate level, not illustrative, is the responsibility of the ensemble.
The tape introduces additional layers that overlay the events, these layers being abstractions of the text fragments. Seen in this way, des Säglichen Zeit... both in its dissociated moments and in its entirety, constitutes a derivation of the ninth elegy.
a "fragment":
... Here is the age of the sayable ...
... More than ever
the things of experience are falling away, since
what ousts and replaces them is an act with no image.
An act, under a crust that will split, as soon as
the business within outgrows it, and limit itself differently