night whispers in a walnut tree

op. 95a, 2022

for piano solo and tape
duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by the Grafenegg Festival
first performance at Grafenegg on 15.8.2022
Piano solo: William Youn

Composer’s Notes

As Composer in Residence at the Grafenegg Festival 2020, I planted a walnut tree. night whispers in a walnut tree is dedicated to this tree and is one of my compositions inspired by nature.

The sounds of the tape are sounds of wind, sea and burning forests. The dramaturgical sequence of the composition takes the form of a hypothetical dialog between humans and nature. All sound figures, rhythms, tempos and timbres follow the intensity of these thoughts.

The series of these compositions, inspired by and dedicated to nature, is both a reflection and an appeal for a mindful approach to nature, which has shown us the path of life together since time immemorial.


(coming soon)