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Leer Orchester Bühne

The symphony


The symphony consists of five movements, based on the 5 elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water from the Taoist teaching of the phases of change and natural philosophy.


The classical guitar functions here as the leading solo instrument in interaction and interaction with the other orchestral voices. The studio version uses cello, viola, first and second violin, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and flute (created using VST technology). The harp will appear in one piece as a duo partner to the guitar. A total of 18 (real) soloists will then take to the stage in the planned live performances.

The cycle begins with the element wood and the piece "Catherine & Ruddock", attributed to the form "abba" and in the key of E minor, with many soft, alternating major and minor chords that reflect the complementary events of life could.

The element fire follows with the title "Birds", the key of E minor is adopted first,  seems lively and full of tension here thanks to the powerful performances of the guitar and wind instruments. After the rising tremolo passage, the listener finds himself in the third part in A major, a powerful guitar solo part ends the piece and, in the longer version, leads to a second piece with the element of fire.


"Kara Kurbaga", Turkish for common toad, is called Aptly the piece for the element earth. The song builds up in slow tones, like the animal's steps, and the guitar and the other instruments form an imaginative melodic dance that suggests a creative primal force. At the same time, the “Kara Kurbaga” stands in mythology as a symbolic animal and Messenger of the Earth Mother.

In "Papillon" (the second part of the element earth) The guitar, together with the harp, floats away from the earth, sometimes alone, sometimes alternately, sometimes together, the instruments represent the dance of two butterflies.

The “Call of Magpie” starts off heavy and shimmeringmolten rock, it flows gently and meaningfully. The metal contained in it gradually dissolves and frees it from the heaviness of “being”. The metal element also offers its phase of transformation.  


The last sentence is assigned to the element of water, the individual sections reflect its play, born from the source, dancing and jumping in the stream, sometimes halting and dammed in the lake, then flowing again in the river, growing towards the ocean and at the end dissolving to be ready to start again. 

The cycle thus closes and at the same time it contains the “magic that resides in every beginning”.

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