The Shaman´s Flow-World premiere, nov. 19, 2022-Wiesbaden, Germany-Commisioned by Jens Barnieck
Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Photo by: UNESCO
When I heard music of Colombian composer Mr. Victor Agudelo, I was taken away
from the beautiful, mystical sounds and rhythms and the meaningful structure of his
compositions. After our zoom conversation, I was suitably impressed to commission him
for a new piano piece, including some extra musical sounds and noises and possibly
some visual elements. The idea is to work together on the musical implementation of the
theme and perform parts of the piece on the roof of a skyscraper here in Germany. The skyscraper is home and shelter for many people. Yet, it can
invite suicidal people to take their lives. From the roof of the skyscraper one can see into
the horizon and let the soul wander far away but being disturbed at the same time by
the sounds of the city juggernaut with its hustle and bustle. "Sounds of Heaven"
(Shamans) and "Sounds of the Abyss" (Demons) so to speak.
Notes by: Jens Barnieck