Meinten Sie: RED II - solo version

piano solo

6 min
Edition Juliane Klein


  • world premiere: Deborah Rawlings (ensemble:hörsinn), Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2009
  • German premiere: Jan Gerdes, "Tasten09", Düsseldorf, 2009

programme note

In my almost 8 years in Japan I was very interested in placing the elements of the music separatly in front of backgrounds, silent one ore plain one, especially the golden one of Japanese paintings and the parts of Shô in gagaku music. Now back in Germany I tried to do the opposite by erasing all backgrounds, placing the elements as close as possible together and creating a new color in my music, a strong red. After checking my most favorite titel "RJED" (the international airport codes RJ for Japan and ED for Germany) with an internet search engine, it convinced me by asking "Did you mean: RED".
(Peter Gahn)