The Unicorn cycle portrays a musical journey: from the harmonic domain to a different balance between harmonic and inharmonic, passing through a reconsideration of the musical instruments as means with a purpose.
It was born from a well-known poem by Rilke (“Sie nährten es mit keinem Korn, nur immer mit der Möglichkeit, es sei/And so they fed it, not with hay or corn but with the chance that it might come to pass”) and a Red Hot Chili Pepper’s quotation, both mentioning the Unicorn in opposition to the material world.
Both reminding me to focus my energies exclusively on the musical contents, and nourishing the possibility (Möglichkeit) of my own point of view.
First Born Unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for, for amplified flute (2001)
Second Born Unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for, solo piano (2002)
Third Born Unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for, for e-violin & electronics (2009)
Fourth Born Unicorn, rounded version, for prepared viola d’amore (2015)
Fourth Born Unicorn, angular version, for prepared viola (2016)
Fifth Born Unicorn, for transformed & dismantled cello, electronics (2016)
Sixth Born Unicorn, for e-guitar & electronics (2018)
Seventh Born Unicorn, for amplified bass clarinet, filtering half B-clarinet & electronics (2019)