a 5-seconds-piece by Juliane Klein 
[first performed: BKA Berlin / Germany, april 22nd 2003]
In the summer 2002, we had the idea of a project. It was the question: Is it possible for a composer to express his musical identity convincingly within an extremely limited duration and with an additional instruction from us? All composers were set the task to write a piece of 5 seconds duration (maximum!) and "as cruel as possible, trash, hardcore, punk" for electrified accordion, electric bass and live electronics, with or without voice, composition, conceptual improvisation, performance, CD-playback. At the same time each of the pieces is more than just a statement, a mere musical fingerprint of the composer - each composition develops its completely individual form and is complete in its’ self.
And it works.
Juliane (*1966) inundated FÜR DANACH with thoughts from her Table-Opera WESTZEITSTORY (in Skale H0).
She wrote about her piece:
richness in the blink of an eye! Farewell to the collective consense on need.
[translated by Michael Rook]