Marie hat Geburtstag
for Piano and Tape, 1994

"Marie hat Geburtstag" ("Marie's Birthday") is a musical miniature for piano and kitchen sounds, which meet in contemplative tension. The peaceful satisfaction of precisely and dramatically arranged household sounds is answered sympathetically by the piano. Thus, one follows common activities which are brought into an unaccustomed and extraordinary programmatic context.
Finally the most serious tranquillity of a doorbell suddenly ringing seems to promise a completely new atmosphere.