r e b e c c a
kai fagaschinski | clarinet
michael renkel | acoustic guitar, zither & preparations
rebecca exists since october 2001. the work began with improvisations. over the cause of time the same piece was repeatedly
"improvised" again, reducing the concept of improvisation to absurdity. through repeated playing a musical piece, a composition
come into being. the piece is not notated. rebecca remembers, and forgets. it is not so much a matter of interpreting a preconceived
idea but rather of continuously working on and within the piece. the musical work becomes practice, action.
because the same piece is played over and over again in variations, piece and musician merge into a process. the concept of return is also hidden in the name ("re"). less obviously, "bec" (back) refers to the act of remembering, while "ca." (circa) stands for the vague, the indeterminate. this rotating around oneself and remembering as a means of drawing from the past, however, both aim at forward movement and outward communication. repetition as memory facing forward.