for Viola d’amore (2022), 15 min.
commissioned work by Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg as part of the project “Viola d’amore JETZT! 2022”

The piece is a confrontation of the metamorphosis of Daphne. Her transformation into a laurel tree while fleeing Apollo has implications for both her own inner world and her outer environment. What inspires me here is the commute between several perspectives, which are actually parallel worlds, and how this simultaneity can be represented – in Ovid in the literary approach, in Pollaiuolo in the painterly composition. In the branching moment, it tears the body apart and at the same time it grows into the new one. Based on this intensive art experience, I implemented the story musically and scenically and combined the ambiguous sounds with their sensual and transformed, abstract levels into one expression.

A composition commissioned by Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg as part of the project Viola d’amore JETZT! 2022 made possible by funding from the city of Cologne.


19.06.2022 | Ludwigskirche Freiburg
03.06.2022 | Christianskirche Forumjetztmusik Hamburg
22.05.2022 | Kulturnhalle Leipzig
01.05.2022 | Plantage 13 Bremen | HörenSehen 2022 – Konzertreihe Visuelle Musik
29.04.2022 | Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln
Viola d’amore JETZT!
Lorbeerbaum (premiere) | Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg (viola d’amore)