trumpeter composer sound artist

das mollsche gesetz

Udo Moll - trumpet & electronics            Matthias Muche - trombone              Sebastian Gramss - double bass                       plus special guests


Das mollsche gesetz was established in the summer of 2004 as an improvisational research project. Two significant laws have been applied to the work:


1. no piece lasts longer than 60 seconds

2. each piece is followed by a break of the same length (as the piece itself...)


These simple yet radical rules change to a profound extent the way that music is created, but also how it is perceived by the audience. On stage the format requires the greatest possible degree of clarity and precision as well as quick decision making.

In the auditorium it requires focusing on the moment (the perceived present lasts 30 seconds) and increases the likelihood of becoming unnerved, thus resulting in a sharpening of the senses.

The breaks invite the audience to shift its focus from finite to infinite and they serve as resonance space in time.