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April 12, 2024

Blackmail

Moritz Eggert ‘#METOO, HITCHCOCK’, with the Basel Sinfonietta and Titus Engel #baselsinfonietta #titusengel A look behind the scenes at the concert preparations for the premiere of #METOO, HITCHCOCK’. Alfred Hitchcock’s […]
October 30, 2023

“Kairosis” published

KAIROSIS – An interactive video opera by Moritz Eggert and the ensemble Broken Frames Syndicate is now available on this interactive website, freely accessible to all, to watch and experience […]
September 22, 2023
“Master and Servant, titre explicite, aborde la dualité hiérarchique en musique, entre le chef et l’orchestre, et sa variante hybride qu’introduit le concerto solo : le soliste dirige mais, dans […]
September 22, 2023
I didn’t even know that I invented a solo instrument called “Eva”??? https://kulturfreak.de/dutch-golden-collection-foundation-gibt-kompositionsauftrag-an-moritz-eggert
September 19, 2023

Kairosis

A trailer for my interactive choose-your-own-adventure video opera “Kairosis” (written for Broken Frames Syndicate), world premiere in Offenbach Frankfurt on October 24, then online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMughJr7CFY
September 12, 2023

“Flea Walls”

You all know the “Flohwalzer”, but do you also know the “Flea Walls”? You can hear it below, in a committed performance by Nuremberg students from Jeremias Schwarzer’s class.
September 9, 2023

“alien”

“alien” is one of my most difficult solo pieces – the great Tabea Wink has studied it intensively and probably knows it better than me by now. I don’t like […]
July 25, 2023

Disturbing the Peace

Part of a promo video series that I did for the Lucerne Festival (thanks to Baumgartner, who also did the video) https://youtu.be/YfOCs_8vATQ
July 25, 2023

How to teach Mozart to Tourists

How to teach Mozart to tourists (thanks to Martin Baumgartner, who also did the video) https://youtu.be/HtZ9ClFw9gI
July 25, 2023

Surviving in Lucerne

The difficulties of surviving with contemporary music in Lucerne (thanks to Martin Baumgartner, who also did the video) https://youtu.be/Cg2BUsbBjpc
July 21, 2023

The Great Upheaval Of Opera

A lecture held at the Bavarian State Opera about the future of opera and why its renewal is essential. And why living composers should get more involved with it. https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2023/07/21/the-great-upheaval-of-opera/
July 5, 2023

Schumann Spezial

Der “Schumann Spezial”-Podcast jetzt auch auf Deutsch: https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/lieder-k%C3%B6nnen-fliegen/id1686873353?i=1000619089832
July 5, 2023

“The Last Conspiracy”

Very positive English review of “The Last Conspiracy” by Colin Clarke of “Opera Now Magazine”
July 2, 2023

“Lied can fly” featuring Schumann and “Menschen bei Nacht”

In this english language version of Sabine Bergk’s Lied-Podcast we talk about Schumann. It also features a wonderful performance of my song “Menschen bei Nacht” bei Sophia Körber and Yun […]
June 17, 2023

Zentaur-Quartett, CD debut (aDevantgarde-Records)

Clickthrough
June 13, 2023

Currentzis in “Slipped Disc”

Currentzis ‘is a perverted trapeze act’, says top German composer
June 3, 2023

Lied can fly – podcast

Sabine Bergk’s Podcast about “Lied”, english edition with an Interview about our collaboration “Der weisse Garten” (The White Garden) for soprano and bassoon https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/lied-can-fly/id1690761277
June 1, 2023

Pong

“Avec Pong, Moritz Eggert (1965-) convoque le premier jeu vidéo sportif, créé par l’Américain Nolan Bushnell, le fondateur d’Atari” https://www.crescendo-magazine.be/sturm-und-klang-1984-et-blanc-coupe-decale/
May 17, 2023

The Last Conspiracy

Ironia della sorte, l’Huffington Post Italia si riferisce alla prima della mia opera del complotto…https://www.huffingtonpost.it/cultura/2023/05/16/news/noi_i_complottisti_nessuno_e_immune_alle_teorie_cospirative_e_non_sempre_e_un_male-12119325/
May 5, 2023

German review in the “Neue Musikzeitung” of “Die letzte Verschwörung” (The Last Conspiracy)

German review in the “Neue Musikzeitung” of “Die letzte Verschwörung” (The Last Conspiracy)https://www.nmz.de/artikel/was-ist-wahrheit

Bad Blog of Musick

February 23, 2024
Finally, the English version: “If art is too “colorful” for you, then you are too gray.” #nmz #badblogofmusick https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2024/02/23/what-art-is/
January 29, 2024

The Loss of Truth

“The decline of truth creates a new superstition that is more fatal than any false belief that we attribute to the Middle Ages from today’s perspective. And it attacks the […]
January 3, 2024
“Millions of times we will stare at our cell phone or a computer instead of a person’s face. And only very rarely will we experience anything of relevance.”
November 18, 2023

Themes, Themes, Themes

“The “Eroica” was not created because Count Popanz von Mützenburg issued the obligatory motto “Napoleon”. The “well-tempered piano” was not created as a simple fulfillment of a festival’s theme of […]
November 1, 2023
What is “Kairosis”? Is it a game, a piece of music, a kind of opera, a film score? The answer is: a little bit of everything. https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2023/11/03/kairosis-2/ https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2023/11/01/kairosis/
October 28, 2023

Late farewell to Mark Foster

  “I think we need to talk more often about people like Mark. The business isn’t just run by the stars.” https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2023/10/30/late-farewell-to-mark-foster/
October 17, 2023

Dubious composition competitions, episode 263: Amadeus Composition Award Vienna

Dubious composition competitions, episode 263: Amadeus Composition Award Vienna “What is one to make of a competition that displays this kind of business behavior? That’s a question everyone can probably […]
October 12, 2023

How I once (almost) came last in a swimming marathon

“That I wasn’t going very fast, I noticed because my kayakers were kind of bored sitting in their boats playing games on their cell phones.” https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2023/10/13/how-i-once-almost-came-last-in-a-swimming-marathon/
July 27, 2023

Dealing with Demons

An article about things that many of us deal with as musicians but that are rarely talked about…https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2023/07/27/dealing-with-demons/
June 19, 2023

My Generation

“I used to think that people who write „modern“ music are also modern and open-minded. But many suddenly perform astonishing U-turns, start defending Putin and Trump or warn of Germany […]
June 12, 2023

Open Letter to Teodor Currentzis

To remain silent about this war is a kick in the face of Shostakovich, Mr. Currentzis. To remain silent on this war is like pissing on Britten’s grave.https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2023/06/13/open-letter-to-teodor-currentzis/
May 29, 2023

The Beatles: Get Back

“Now the spouses of the band are constantly present at the rehearsals, children are crawling over keyboards and drums, new people keep appearing who are mostly just annoying, and the […]
May 23, 2023

Is New Music Too Simple?

“This creates the paradoxical situation that something intellectually very ambitious like Boulez’s piece has to fail at the very simple level of linguistic decoding by, for example, lay people. It […]
May 22, 2023

Ist Neue Musik zu simpel?

“Wie wir wissen, sind die musikalischen Methoden von Boulez sehr wohl komplex, die tatsächlich klingende Oberfläche des Stücks ist aber unglaublich simpel, selbst im Vergleich zu einem einfachen Kinderlied wie […]
May 7, 2023

Competition with the (music) machine (2)

“Just as there are algorithms now that can recognize text generated by ChatGPT, there will be algorithms that will scan scores for computer assistance.” https://blogs.nmz.de/badblog/2023/05/07/konkurrenz-mit-der-musikmaschine-2/
April 17, 2023

Competition with the (music) machine (1)

“When the music mass market is going to be mostly AI-generated, clients will continue to afford human composers as a kind of ‘luxury’. They might brag by name, like the […]

Just finished

  • Kairosis Video opera
  • Master and Servant Percussion Concerto

In the works

  • Promethea (for violin/viola and orchestra) 4th and 5th movement
  • Heavy Traffic for bass saxophone solo
  • Cthulhoid Chorale

On the horizon

  • Hämmerklavier XXXII: Ultra for piano solo

Travel schedule

13.-26. März: Wien (Proben/Premiere “Die letzte Verschwörung”)

6.-10. April: Venedig (Deutsches Studienzentrum)

12. April: Berlin (DKV)

15. April: Hyrox Köln

28. April: Leipzig (Musikmesse)