Suite for Orchestra, Choir and Percussion in 8 movements
It is exciting to go on a musical quest, expressing the most mysterious phenomenon of life – Space! Space is one of the most mysterious and fascinating phenomena existing. Space has stimulated the curiosity of humans from the very beginning.
The most advanced scientists as well as ancient philosophers have been researching the phenomenon of space. Newest science assumes that space is both – extremely full and unimaginably tense – while at the same time it appears completely empty. What a mystery!
The key for composing such a piece is the surrender to a state of „not knowing“ solely relying on the trust, that inspiration will come in the right moment. That means: just opening up space for things to unfold and surrender to absolute presence in complete emptiness.
Space beyond Space comes with a philosophical message. Because both composers are rooted in western culture, Latin turned out to be the obvious choice for a language to convey the message. Since traditional texts dedicated to the phenomenon of space don´t exist in Latin, the words which came out of the composition process needed to be translated. With the help of Dr. Smolak, one of the best philologists available worldwide, the Latin paradigms of this composition have been crafted.
„Ubi nihil – ibi omnia“! This statement carries such deep meaning, that it becomes a Latin „Koan“ – something that cannot be grasped by the logic mind alone but eventually needs to include other layers of recognition to access a deeper understanding of space – the only phenomenon, that connects everything with everything.