After five years of intensive work and research, I completed my approximately forty-minute orchestral work in the summer of 2020. The classical instrumentation of the "Ninth" will be juxtaposed with a contemporary music ensemble that takes the sounds of Beethoven and transforms them into the language of our time. A video trailer about the creation of the project will be released in January 2021.
A video project by Dana Widawski
with music by Andreas F. Staffel
for the Beethoven Jubilee Year 2020
A pianist and hands on six musical boxes fight a duel for and with Beethoven's - to the point of weariness copied - melody 'For Elise'. The mechanics of the musical boxes are placed in consoles, each of which bears anonymised busts of other famous composers, though only Beethoven himself can be heard in the ensemble. In 6 variations, his commercially exploited bagatelle is lovingly caressed, twisted, sliced, then at last buried, through both analogue and digital means. The video project 'Elise, shut up!' is a dialogue between Dana Widawski's sound sculptures and Andreas F. Staffel's music, something to be naturally seen as well as heard.
HD · 9:15 Min.
Please send me an email if you want to watch the video.
for my new CD project, the creation of the CD'Kitschresistent', I need your help!
The CD will contain 15 piano pieces of mine from the years 2006 - 2017. We (Jan Gerdes, pianist | Daniel Weingarten, Tonmeister and I) would be very happy if you would support us with a small contribution and become part of our team!