Red Run

9 songs for 11 instruments, 1991

Fl. Kl (Bkl). Tr. Ps. Tb. E-Git. Klav (Sam). Schlzg. Vl. Vc. Kb (E-Bass). 18 min(s)

premiere: Frankfurt 1991, 18'

Publisher: G.RICORDI & Co GmbH, Munich

"In the wake of this palindrome, the nine songs for eleven instruments of Red Run come across rather comfortingly. This concert reduction of a ballet opens with a trio of drums, keyboard, and electric guitar in a deceptively simple pocket of jazz club anxiety. Improvisation abounds in this acute deconstruction of the popular. Tracing horns resolve themselves into a focal point of rumbling breath; a lilting violin arches its back from a bed of nails, drawing a sustained line from its dreams into the measured steps of its waking life: these handfuls and more share an edge, scattered like ashes in the wake of a trumpet’s derisive calls." (Tyran Grillo)

Past Dates

March 2013
Black on White: Heiner Goebbels
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester (Great Britain)

New Music Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

March 2012
Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham (Great Britain)

October 2009
Tafelhalle, Nuernberg (Germany)

March 2008
Koningklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag (Netherlands)

October 2006
Goebbels/Gubaidulina Festival
Grand Theatre Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands)

September 2006
Veere, Middleburg (Netherlands)

Rotterdam, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

May 2006
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn (Germany)

October 2005
Kiasma Teatteri, Helsinki (Finland)

August 2005
Podium Gigant Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

Musis Sacrum, Arnhem (Netherlands)

LUX, Nijmegen (Netherlands)

October 2004
Philharmonie Cologne, Cologne (Germany)

June 2003
Turbine-Hall, Copenhagen (Denmark)

June 2001
Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Dresden (Germany)

Related Works

Red Run
11 songs for 11 instruments, 1988
Ballet Music