Der erste Stern ist das letzte Haus

Composition: Michael Pisaro-Liu (2018)

In Micheal Pisaros low-key piece Der erste Stern ist das letzte Haus seemingly insignificant events is given a sonic shape. Forty sound sculptures of withering leaves in miniature format. A variation piece with a clear focus on the details where every leaf, or in our transcription; every musical gesture, is presented in its own right, always unique and at the same time similar to the previous and the following.

For the performance Henrik developed a series of structure sticks that was moved across a contact microphone in order to, with a minimum of means, be able to present each leaf in the score with a unique sound. On the sticks different structures where applied, such as leaf, straw, metal stick, bubbel wrap, zipper, bark, elastic etc, etc.


Michael Pisaro-Liu - Born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop, Calarts.His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues. Function in RM: Composer Projects. Events.