At this year’s musica viva festival in Munich, Georg Friedrich Haas’ new work, “Ich suchte, aber ich fand ihn nicht” [I sought him, but I found him not], will be given its world première.
The title, taken from the Song of Songs, would imply that this is a vocal composition – “By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth; I sought him, but I found him not.” – but Haas’ composition is purely instrumental.
The work is a commission by the musikFabrik ensemble and the Arts Foundation NRW, and is for 18 instruments (including a contraforte and a harmonium).
And those who know Haas know that he will conduct his search in an extremely ingenious manner.
“Ich suchte, aber ich fand ihn nicht” (2011–2012)
for ensemble | 25’
1 1 2 0 - 1 1 2 1 - contraforte, perc(2), harm, vln(2), vla, vc, cb
prem. 15.06.2012 Munich, musica viva,
St. Michaelskirche, musikFabrik, cond. Emilio Pomàrico