Schumann’s lieder in his cycle are each self-contained, whereas the sixteen songs are featured in my work as individual islands woven organically into a larger, newly created composition. Schumann’s harmonies and melodies form the basis of my work, acting as a wellspring for my tonal stream. All Heine’s texts and Schumann’s melodic lines are retained, although certain text passages are repeated or given new focal points. Here everything remains in a state of flux: a tonal stream of the subconscious. Accompanied by associative visualisation, my work does not narrate a chronological story, but unexpectedly opens individual windows in the human soul.
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (SHCO). Inspired by the interaction and mergence of the Chinese and Western cultures in Shanghai as well as the history of the city, Christian Jost intends to present the inclusive atmosphere and cultural diversity of the city from a foreigner’s perspective by this harmonic mixing orchestral work. Shanghai Odyssey expresses two scenes of the city in the mind of the composer: while the giant highrises and endless bustling streets
contrast with the nearby tranquil roads lined with rows of London plane trees in the former French Concession, the city is also constantly switching between bustle and peace as well as between new development and memories in the past.
The five movements of the work are also constructed under such symmetric structure, and the harmonic mixing with strong tempo manifests the juxtaposition between external power and internal change which contains a driving force within that makes this music work a city’s journey of seeking for harmony through reincarnation.
Unexpected and surprising collaboration with visual Artist Tabea Rothfuchs, where she was using a groovy track of mine turned into something rather cool “Ferrofluid Drums”, and that’s what we came up with!
Rote Laterne Opera in one act Libretto by the composer after the eponymous novel by Su Tong World première The Red Lantern tells the story of a young woman who is married off into a traditional Chinese family as the fourth and youngest wife and perishes as the result of their backward attitudes. Four wives […]
The instruments are shipped, almost every member of u-theatre is back to Taiwan, LOVER is premiered and 3 soldout performances behind us. Here is a wonderful review on 3sat about this very unique project. A project that will move on, floating like a river, although its complete, the performance is a work in progress, a constant trial, a lifetime experience, no matter what…
“Taiwan-Trailer” of the january 2014 rehearsal period in Taipei for LOVER – music dance theatre for mixed chorus and percussion instruments. World premiere Berlin april 2./4./5. at the Kraftwerk Mitte.
I watched Ang Lee’s wonderful movie “Lust, Caution” the other day.
Cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Pianist Daniel Heide world-premiered in a breathtaking Live-performance my “RUMOR IMAGES” last year.
November 18.2013 the NSO – Taiwan Philharmonic will celebrate the last stop of their 2013 Europe Tour at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall.