Scott Roller

Musician / Educator

MEMENTO MORI: Two Compositions for Cello + Electronics

Posted on 2019 10 10 in Audio, Solo, SR Compositions

MEMENTO MORI – 01 Sept 2019: A performance in the Johanneskirche in Stuttgart (Feuersee) on the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the 2nd World War (with the invasion of Poland in 1939).

On 01 September 2019 I played two interludes for Cello, LiveFX & Playback in the impressive, voluminous Johanneskirche @Stuttgart-Feuersee. The program was to memorialize the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, which started the Second World War. The program was otherwise made up of three larger blocks of organ music played by Georg Ammon and the whole thing was sewn together with a collage taken from contemporary sources in the course of the war, interpreted by Barbara Stoll.

Here are two versions of the shorter, intensiver piece: Rosh Hashana 5700 (14. Sept. 1939) – with one version of the much more spectral and perhaps meditative piece UM ERLÖSUNG – For Salvation, 2019 – in between.

Both pieces are for Cello, LiveFX & Playback.