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It Takes Two (2018)
for flute and timpani

  Chamber music - Duos
(suiteable for church)

work list 256-HW-2018

completed 01/24/2018

instruments piccolo/flute/alto flute
5 timpanis

duration 16'

world premiere 04/15/2018
Martina Overloeper, fl., Arend Weitzel, timp.
Bochum (Germany), Anneliese-Brost-Musikforum Ruhr, Kleiner Saal

dedicated Martina Overlöper, Arend Weitzel

publication http://www.sikorski.de

   
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Aggro (2014)

  Chamber music - Duos
also look at Duets

  for alto saxophone and piano
work list 230-NW-2014

completed 05/08/2014

instruments alto saxophone, piano

duration 18'

dedicated Christian Segmehl

publication http://www.moritzeggert.de

   
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Diversionary Tactics (2012)

  Chamber music - Duos
also look at Musiktheater und Performance

  instrumental theatre for bassoon and piano
work list 214-HW-2012

completed 10/29/2012

instruments Bassoon, Piano

duration 16'

world premiere 03/02/2013
Annette Winker, fg., Klaus Simon, pn.
Freiburg (Germany), Elisabeth-Schneider-Stiftung

dedicated Annette Winker

publication http://www.sikorski.de

   
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Janus (2012)

  Chamber music - Duos
(suiteable for church)

  for 2 pianos
work list 210 - HW -2012

completed 06/09/2012

instruments 2 pianos

duration 33'

world premiere 07/22/2012
Daria Iossifova, Moritz Eggert, pf.
Passau (Germany), Europaeische Festwochen, Piano-Haus Mora

special The Pianists sit between the 2 pianos, one hand on each keyboard

publication http://www.sikorski.de

Video





texts Janus, short text about the piece

There are some pieces where the idea for a different kind of performance situation comes first: we have grown accustomed to two pianists sitting opposite each other or next to each other, each at his or her own piano. But what would happen, if the two pianists sat between the pianos, back to back, e... [more]

[ Moritz Eggert , 14.11.2012 ]
Janus, Text zum Stück

Janus

Für 2 Klaviere

Bei manchen Stücken ist die Idee einer besonderen Spielweise zuerst da: Wir haben uns daran gewöhnt, dass bei zwei Klavieren die Pianisten gegenüber, manchmal auch nebeneinander sitzen, jeder an seinem eigenen Klavier. Was wä... [more]

[ Janus, text about the piece , 9.6.2012 ]
Janus, Partiturvorwort

Moritz Eggert


Janus

Für 2 Klaviere (2012)

Aufführungsanweisung:
Die beiden Flügel werden mit den Tastaturen gegenüberliegend aufgestellt (siehe Skizze). Die Pianisten sitzen ZWISCHEN den Flügeln, Rücken an R&u... [more]

[ Janus, score preface , 09.06.2012 ]


Multimedia

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Ausschnitt (Daria Iossifova, Moritz Eggert)



   
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Riffing (2009)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for 2 violins
work list 119b-NW-09

completed 20/06/2009

instruments 2 violins

duration 4'

special new instrumentation of the finale of „Riff“

see also Riff


   
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Industrial, solo version with obligatory synthesizer/sampler (2009)
for solo percussion and obligatory synthesizer/sampler

  Chamber music - Duos
(suiteable for church)

work list 181c-NW-09

completed 04/13/2009

instruments Percussion Solo, Synthesizer/Sampler

duration 16'

dedicated Peter Sadlo

publication http://wwww.sikorski.de

see also Industrial
Industrial, solo version


   
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Souvenir du Japon (2008)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for Koto and Recorder
work list 178-08-HW

completed 07/14/2008

instruments Koto (with voice), Recorder (Tenor and sopranino)

duration 6' 30''

world premiere 08/29/2008
Makiko Goto, Koto, Jeremias Schwarzer, rec.
Fuerth (Germany), Logensaal, Fraenkischer Sommer

special additional accessories and theatrical elements

dedicated Makiko Goto, Jeremias Schwarzer

publication http://www.sikorski.de

Video


Makiko Goto, Koto, Jeremias Schwarzer, rec., Liveaufnahme vom Fränkischen Sommer



   
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Sanctus (2nd version) (2005)
2nd version for trombone and accordion

  Chamber music - Duos

work list 50b-05-HW

completed 10/27/2005

instruments trombone and accordion

duration 13'

world premiere 12/07/2005
Mateja Zenzerovic, accordion, Mateusz Dwulecki, trombone
Hanover (Germany), Musikhochschule, Brass Micro Festival

dedicated Mateja Zenzerovic und Mateusz Dwulecki

publication Sikorski

Multimedia

MP3
Ecerpt from the piece



see also Sanctus


   
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Narcissus (2004)
alternative version of "Narcissus" for recorder and percussion

  Chamber music - Duos

  for recorder and prepared piano
work list 106b-04-HW

completed 12/13/2004

voices Sopranblockflöte, präpariertes Klavie

instruments soprano recorder, prepared piano

duration 12'

world premiere 05/27/2004
Tomma Wessel, soprano recorder, Frederick Croene, pf.
Gent (Belgium), De Handelsbeurs

special various advanced playing techniques

see also Narcissus


   
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Three Souls (2002)
I, II (Nouvelle Etude Blanche), III (Etude de Yolimba)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for violin and piano, based on "Oh wie schoen ist der Mai" from the opera "Yolimba" by Wilhelm Killmayer
work list 126-02-HW

completed 06/30/2002

instruments violin and piano

duration 8'

world premiere 11/20/2002
Gottfried Schneider, violin, Moritz Eggert, pf.
München, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste

special written for the 75th birthday of Wilhelm Killmayer

dedicated Wilhelm Killmayer

publication http://www.sikorski.de

   
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La Risposta (2002)
for cello and bajan /accordion

  Chamber music - Duos

  for cello and bajan / accordion
work list 123b-02-HW

completed 03/13/2002

instruments cello, bajan or accordion

duration 14'

world premiere 07/06/2002
Elsbeth Moser, Bajan, Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
Bebersee-Festival (Germany)

special partly free, graphic notation, thatrical actions, cello scordatura, various unusual effects

dedicated Elsbeth Moser, Nicolas Altstaedt

texts La Risposta, Text zum Stück

LA RISPOSTA

Kommunikation ist – wenn Sie im besten Sinne funktioniert - ein Schenken und Geben gleichzeitig. Wörter werden Sätze werden Ideen werden Angebote an den Zuhörer, die dieser von nun an mit sich trägt. Jeder von uns kennt bestimmte Sätze, ich nenne s... [more]

[ 18.03.2004 ]


see also La Risposta


   
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La Risposta (2002)
for cello and piano

  Chamber music - Duos

  for cello and piano
work list 123a-02-HW

completed 02/25/2002

instruments cello, piano

duration 14'

world premiere 11/07/2004
Nicolas Altstaedt, vc., Moritz Eggert, pf.
Mannheim (Germany), Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum, Robert Haeusser 80th birthday, Vernissage

special partly free, graphic notation, thatrical actions, cello scordatura, various unusual effects

dedicated Robert Häusser

publication Sikorski, www.sikorski.de

Multimedia

MP3
excerpt from the piece, played by Elsbeth Moser and Nicolas Altstaedt



see also La Risposta


   
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Riff (2002)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for 2 electric guitars with effects
work list 119-01-HW

completed 11/03/2001

instruments 2 electric guitars

duration 24'

world premiere 03/17/2002
Duo shraeng (Ralph Beerkircher, Frank Wingold)
Nuremberg (Germany), Neues Museum, Vortragssaal

special uses several effects, including them in the compositional structure (especially samples)

dedicated Ralph Beerkircher, Frank Wingold

publication http://www.sikorski.de

Video




texts Riff, Text zum Stück

RIFF
Riff (engl.), Art des Background im Jazz: eine rhythmisch und melodisch markante, 2- oder 4-taktige Wendung wird über den Harmonien des Chorus auf verschiedene Stufen versetzt und von der Bläser – und Rhythmusgruppe über ganze Abschnitte hin – oft als Ant... [more]

[ 01.09.2004 ]


Multimedia

MP3
riff, excerpt, played by shraeng



see also Riffing


   
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Vexations II

  Chamber music - Duos

  for 2 pianists
work list 113-01-NW

completed 2001

instruments 2 pianos

duration 2'

world premiere 02/25/2008
La Forge Trio
Manitoba (CA), Brandon University, Lorne Watson Recital Hall

special postcard piece III, theatrical elements

dedicated Eberhard Kloke

publication www.sikorski.de

texts vexations II english translations

VEXATIONS II english translations:

PAGE 1
Stehenbleiben: stand still
Pianist 1, durch Pianist 2 vertrieben, geht beleidigt zu Klavier II: pianist 1, shooed away by pianist 2, goes indignatedly to piano II
Zwischen den beiden Klavieren hin- und herlaufend, in m&aum... [more]

[ 05.04.2004 ]


   
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Narcissus (2001)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for soprano recorder and percussion
work list 106a-00-HW

completed 11/15/2000

instruments soprano recorder, percussion

duration 12'

world premiere 05/08/2001
Petra de Gans, recorder, Thomas Meixner, percussion
Siegen (Germany) , musica viva, Rudolf-Steiner-Schule

special role-exchange at the end of the piece, partly unusual percussion instruments (bottles etc.)

dedicated Petra de Gans und Thomas Meixner

scores Schott OFB 199

http://www.schott-musik.de

texts NARZISS

...ist der schöne Sohn der Flussgottes Kephisos, der unglücklich ist, da er in sein eigenes Spiegelbild, das er im Wasser erblickt hat, verliebt ist. Ovid führt die Legende in seinen "Metamorphosen" weiter aus: Da Narziss die Liebe zur Nymphe Echo (die wiederum dazu verdammt ist, sich... [more]

[ 16.11.2000 ]
Narziss, Spielanweisungen

NARZISS (2000)





Anmerkungen:


1) Die Blockflötistin/ der Blockflötist braucht einen Ring (Ringfinger rechte oder linke Hand) für ein perkussives Klickgeräusch während der Schlußpassage (alternierend mi... [more]

[ 10.04.2004 ]


Multimedia

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short excerpt from the piece, played by Petra de Gans and Thomas Meixner



see also Narcissus


   
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Croatoan III (2000)
Perpetuum mobile

  Chamber music - Duos

  for great drum and string quartet
work list 103-00-HW

completed 05/13/2000

instruments great drum, string quartet

duration 10'

world premiere 07/07/2000
Peter Sadlo, great drum, Vogler-quartet
Hanover (Expo 2000/ Germany), German pavillon

special advanced great drum notation, various effects

dedicated Peter Sadlo und das Vogler-Quartett

publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts Croatoan III: short text about the piece

CROATOAN

In the year 1587 114 english colonists under their leader John White founded a colony on Roanoake Island, on the east coast of America in what is today the state of Carolina. They belonged to the very first wave of english settlers of the New World. Shortly after their arriva... [more]

[ 04.05.2003 ]
Kurzer Text zu allen "Croatoan"-Stücken

CROATOAN

Im Jahre 1587 gründeten 114 englische Kolonisten unter ihrem Anführer John White eine Kolonie auf Roanoake Island, an der Ostküste Amerikas, im heutigen Staate Carolina. Sie gehörten zu den ersten englischen Siedlern der Neuen Welt. Kurz nach ihrer Ankunf... [more]

[ 09.05.2003 ]


Multimedia

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Excerpt from the piece (beginning)



see also Croatoan I
Croatoan II


   
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Continuum (2000)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for cello and piano
work list 94-99-NW

completed 08/11/1999

instruments cello and piano

duration 6'

world premiere 07/01/2000
Sebastian Hess, Vc., Moritz Eggert, Pf.
Bad Kissingen (Germany), Kissinger Sommer, Rossini-Saal, "Nacht der Neuen Musik"

special the cello bow never leaves the strings

dedicated Sebastian und Kate Hess

publication http://www.sikorski.de

   
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Fast Forward (1999)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for cello and piano
work list 90-99-HW

completed 01/21/1999

instruments cello and piano

duration 6'

world premiere 05/02/1999
Nicolas Altstaedt, Vc., Christoph Altstaedt, Pf.
Duesseldorf (Germany), Tonhalle, prize winner concert "Jugend musiziert"

special playing inside the piano, various effects on the cello

dedicated Nicolas und Christoph Altstaedt

publication Sikorski, www.sikorski.de

texts Fast Forward, english translation of effect descriptions

FAST FORWARD

ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS


GENERAL SUGGESTION: The effect of this piece largely depends on the musical diversity of the „wound forward“ parts – the more different from each other they are, the better the performance will be. It helps if one imagines a muc... [more]

[ 27.11.2003 ]
Fast Forward, kurzer Text zum Stück

FAST FORWARD

Für Cello und Klavier (1999)



Fast Forward, auch FF(engl.): Vorspultaste bei Abspielgeräten

Dieses ca. 6-minütige Stück muß man sich als ein wesentlich längeres vorstellen: Ein ca. 30-minütig... [more]

[ 28.11.2003 ]


see also "aural corridors"


   
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Aboriginal / Millennium Dance (1998)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for 2 singing and beating pianists
work list 89a-98-HW

completed 10/24/1998

instruments piano 4 hands

duration 22'

world premiere 11/21/1998
Sigi Mauser, Moritz Eggert, pno.
Munich (Germany), "Killmayer-Nacht", Bavarian Radio

special knocking, singing, 2nd movement was the basis for "Number Nine III: Millennium Dance", movements can also be performed alone

dedicated Klaus Voswinckel (Aboriginal), Sigi Mauser (Millennium Dance)

publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts millennium dance short english text

„No! No! There are only 10 of us and there are 10.000.000 fighting somewhere in front of you, so get your onions up and we will throw up the truce flag“ (The last words of Dutch Schultz)

Millenium Dance is very fast throughout, a piece in which I throw a very sarcastic glance at our b... [more]

[ 06.04.2004 ]
zu: "Aboriginal/ Millennium Dance"

ABORIGINAL/MILLENNIUM DANCE
Für 4-händiges Klavier
Moritz Eggert



Der berüchtigte Chicagoer Gangster Dutch Schultz stammte aus dem Kreis der Männer um Al Capone. Nachdem er von Unbekannten in einer Herrentoilette angeschossen wurde, bra... [more]

[ 16.04.2003 ]


Multimedia

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Aboriginal, gespielt von Martin Zehn und Moritz Eggert

MP3
Ausschnitt (Excerpt) Millennium Dance, Martin Zehn, Moritz Eggert, pf.



see also Milennium Shuffle
Millennium Dance Shuffle
Number Nine III


   
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Melody 1.0
version for vibraphone and typewriter

  Chamber music - Duos

  for vibraphone and typewriter
work list 85c-98-BE

completed 09/18/1998

instruments vibraphone and typewriter

duration 4'

special basis for "Number Nine II: Melody 1.0"

publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts melody 1.0 short english text

MELODY 1.0



This piece is the only one of my pieces which exists in five different versions....
The first four versions use a typewriter as the solo instrument. I had used a whole orchestra of (mechanical) typewriters for my „Symphony 1.0“ (1997), and it seemed l... [more]

[ 22.03.2004 ]


see also Melody 1.0
Melody 1.0
Number Nine II
Melody 1.0


   
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Tableau (1997)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for clarinet and piano (with melodica)
work list 68-97-HW

completed 01/09/1997

instruments clarinet and piano (with melodica)

duration 10'

world premiere 04/10/1997
Joerg Widmann, clarinet, Moritz Eggert, pf.
Munich (Germany), Siemens-Preis, Cuvilliés-Theater

special many theatrical elements, pianist and clarinetist move while playing, piano lid has to be removed completely, playing under and in the piano

dedicated Jörg Widmann

publication http://www.sikorski.de

Video


Ausschnitt aus dem Stück, gespielt von Jörg Widmann und Moritz Eggert, aus dem Film "One Man Band" von Klaus Voswinckel
Excerpt from the piece, played by Joerg Widmann and Moritz Eggert, from the film "One Man Band" by Klaus Voswinckel

Duo Luxa in Chengdu:
complete performance (with DUO LUXA)



texts

I always liked the contradictory title of Lachenmann's chamber orchestra piece "Mouvement (vor der Erstarrung)" ("vor der Erstarrung" is difficult to translate in English - the most similar translation would be "before freezing").
A "Tableau" is a frozen picture, or a still-life. And as contr... [more]

tableau, english translations of performance instructions

Tableau
Movement for clarinetist and pianist
English Translation of notes in the score:

Instruments: Player 1) Clarinet in Bb
Player 2) Piano, Soprano-Melodica, Jazz-brush*, hard mallet *
• for playing inside the piano

T... [more]

[ 19.10.2004 ]
Tableau, short text about the piece

Tableau


I always liked the contradictory title of Lachenmann’s chamber orchestra piece „Mouvement (vor der Erstarrung)“ („vor der Erstarrung“ is difficult to translate in English – the most similar translation would be „before freezing“).
A „Tableau“ is a frozen picture... [more]

[ 21.10.2004 ]


   
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Bad Attitude (1995)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for cello and piano (with melodica and kazoo)
photo

Privatphoto der UA 1995 in Salzburg mit Sebastian Hess (Vc.)
Privatphoto der UA 1995 in Salzburg mit Sebastian Hess (Vc.)
© World Premiere at the Salzburger Osterfestspiele 1995



work list 60-95-HW

completed 03/15/1995

movements I. Bad Vibes
II. Bad Taste
III. Bad Attitude


instruments cello and piano (with melodica and kazoo)

duration 12'

world premiere 04/16/1995
Sebastian Hess, cello, Moritz Eggert, pf.
Salzburg (Austria), Salzburger Osterfestspiele, Mozarteum

special additional soprano-melodica and kazoo for the pianist, stomping, knocking, various advanced playing techniques, cellist sings one note

dedicated Sebastian Hess

soundcarrier Porträt-CD Moritz Eggert
WERGO collection 2



publication Sikorski, www.sikorski.de

texts

Dieses Stück hat viele ästhetische Parallelen zu meinem "Hämmerklavier" - Zyklus für Solo-Klavier, den ich kurz zuvor beendet hatte - auch hier geht es um die Umsetzung von Intensität. Mehr als in anderen meiner Stücke aber wird hier Übertriebenes, Triviales oder A... [more]

Bad Attitude - Kurzer Text zum Stück

BAD ATTITUDE

Dieses Stück hat viele ästhetische Parallelen zu meinem "Hämmerklavier" - Zyklus für Solo-Klavier, den ich kurz zuvor beendet hatte - auch hier geht es um die Umsetzung von Intensität. Mehr als in anderen meiner Stücke aber wird hier Übe... [more]

[ 27.04.2003 ]


Multimedia

MP3
Bad Attitude Third Movement, played by Sebastian Hess and Moritz Eggert



see also In the sandbox


   
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Sanctus (1994)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for trombone and organ
work list 50-94-HW

completed 05/21/1994

instruments trombone and organ

duration 13'

world premiere 09/16/1994
Abby Conant, tb., Klemens Schnorr, org.
Erfurt (Germany), Dom

special cluster effects with wooden boards on bass pedals, registration effects (mechanical organ)

dedicated Abby Conant

publication Sikorski

texts Sanctus, kurzer Text zum Stück

Sanctus

Ähnlich wie mein Posaunenquartett „Seraphim“ ist auch Sanctus eine kompositorische Reaktion auf archaisch-christliche Liturgie.
Jede Liturgie ist Ritus – im Ritus der Messe ist das Sanctus normalerweise die Antwort der Gemeinde, die mit den Worten „heilig, heili... [more]

[ Moritz Eggert , 24.03.2014 ]


see also Sanctus (2nd version)


   
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A house with seven rooms (1991)

  Chamber music - Duos

  for cello and piano
work list 29-91-HW

completed 01/10/1991

movements I. The children's room
II. The library
III. The music room
IV. The room of mirrors
V. The chamber of love
VI. The dying room
VII. The room with the locked door


instruments cello, piano

duration 24'

world premiere 02/03/1991
Anja Lechner, vc., Moritz Eggert, pf.
Munich (Germany), Musikhochschule, Grosser Saal

special all pieces can be performed out of context, some advanced playing techniques

dedicated Anja Lechner

see also The Trap
In the sandbox


   
   
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