for Big Band
UA: 10.12.2009 Musikhochschule München, Ensemble Octopus, Dir: Hildegard Schön
2 Asax / 2 TSax / BarSax
3 Tp. / 3 Tbn / BTbn
Guit. / Kl. / KB (amplified)
Drums / Perc. (Bongos, Congas, Woodblock, Triangel)
“Inspired by a visit of a concert, I had a vision of a comic scene with a little dictator tyrannizing his people until they start a revolution.
While composing, I was interested in the main question: Who gives the commands, who has to obey? The composer, the conductor, or the musician himself?
I was looking for a space between determination and liberty, between composition and improvisation, between dictatorship and anarchy.” — Gregor A. Mayrhofer