Down the rabbit hole – for soprano and ensemble

»[…] a metaphor for an entry into the unknown, the disorienting or mentally deranging, from its use in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.« [Wikipedia]

»To go ›down the rabbit hole‹ is to enter a period of chaos or confusion. Can also be said when taking hallucinogens.« [urban dictionary]

The piece down the rabbit hole for soprano and ensemble developed during a cooperation with the Badische Staatskapelle and is based on the poem Jabberwocky written by Lewis Carroll. Internalizing the quotations above, I wrote a theatrical piece consisting of sound, stage props and light, where not even the ensemble musicians are immune to mentally deranged Alices encroachments.

Title:  Down the rabbit hole

Flute (also piccolo)
Alto flute (also piccolo)
Clarinet in A
Bass clarinet in Bb (also clarinet in A)
Grand piano (prepared)
Violin I
Violin II

Duration:  approx. 11 min.
Date of world premiere:  2017-07-07 | Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany

You can find sheet music as well as sound samples in the category »chamber music & ensemble«.

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