Commissioned by Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, Volker Bertelmann’s composition for prepared piano, percussion and string orchestra had its world premiere at Zeche Zollverein in January 2017 in a former coal mine with steel plant and was performed in Hellerau and Berlin in June and July. The work reflects on phase transitions between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter and is staged with live visuals by WARPED TYPE.



World Premiere:

January, 20, 2017, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany


Orchestration – prepared piano; perc/str (, min. tape


Further Dates:

January 21, 2017, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany

June 15, 2017 w/ MDR Symphony Orchestra, Festspielhaus Dresden-Hellerau, Germany

July 13, 2017 w/ Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Neue Meister Konzert, Drive. Volkswagen Group Forum, Berlin, Germany 

 Credits: Volker Bertelmann, composition // Hauschka, prepared piano // Kai Angermann, percussion // Visuals: WARPED TYPE – Andreas Huck, Roland Nebe // Lighting Design: Jörg Bittner // Sound: Michael Buchholz


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