the fear of falling remains a constant

year:

2020​

instrumentation:

Cello

Electronics and Video (fixed)

duration:

12'30" ca.

first performance:

Godsbanen Aarhus

Henrik Brendstrup, cello

note:

In Yo-Yo Ma’s & Mark’s Morris movie Falling Down Stairs (1997), for me, there is this element of fascinating ambiguity between technical perfection of the performance and a cliché in the whole approach to the interpretation of Bach’s 3rd Suite. I have started to consider the piece as a constant falling down, which I derived from the initial gesture of Suite’s Prelude.