shutUP (2021)

for two alto saxophones, video and tape

premiered by eventuell. (Vera Wahl & Manuela Villiger) on September 9th, 2021 in Olten 

shutUP was created for the project „eventuell. silence“ and thematizes (suppressed) communication. According to the dictionary, the expression „to keep something quiet“ means „to deliberately refrain from mentioning a fact, to withhold from the public (in order to avoid certain public reactions that might otherwise be expected).“ How often we remain silent on unpleasant social, political, or personal issues, just to avoid having to face the truth? How seldom do we, as a civilized and progressive society, intervene when injustice is inflicted on someone, but we are not directly affected? Where do you think the expression „making your voice heard“ comes from?

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