The base material of this piece stems from the same context as that of Schlagschatten for accordion and electronics. It is about blows, their aftermath, and coming to terms with them. The space of the "thereafter" or "afterwards", of something external, of a blunt violence, not least in a political sense.
The title is taken from a poem by Gennady Gor:
No sable's dream dreamed the sable Nor planed the plane poplars. So beweeped the wave of Tobol Ermak, because he does not see the field. So beweeped the wave of Tobol the sable, because it does not hear the pain. Ermak because he does not see the freedom. No sable's dream dreamed the sable.
(Gennady Gor, Blockade, translation based on Peter Urban's German translation, Wien 2007, S. 37)
I thank Margit Kern and Snezana Nesic-Davidovic for their help in the elaboration.
Concert at Atelier Grammophon Hanover, 2010 Snezana Nesic, accordion