Cio D’Or’s music emerges from an idea that she develops and threads through her own sounds: Emotional, extravagant, charismatic, cinematic and sometimes poetic. Her music explores the “infinity” that exists between origin and development. Here timeless possibilities sound out of the zeitgeist.
Distance from inhumane behaviour is a fact, something that is recurrent. The basic ideas will therefore recur in a constant rhythm and be broken up by a-rhythmic behaviour, just as new but different cases will occur. Nothing will change in the powerlessness and detachment of the observer.
Cio D’Or’s composition wants to reflect a continuity and regularity, and at the same time differences. It looks to be disjointed, switching between the perspectives of victim and perpetrator or spectator, and between hopelessness and hope. Adulthood and childishness, distance and touch, loud, quiet or silent, what is explored cannot be pinned down to a so-called style.
Whilst schemata exist and do not have to be broken, it also does not have to lead to submission. D’Or’s music wants to tell a story – the one between victim and perpetrator without wanting to be judgmental. Instead, she wants to go through processes of establishing or questioning where the instruments take on the roles.
Piece for ensemble and passages
Text from Bernard-Marie Koltès “Quai West
Commissioned work for the 2013 Pocket Opera Festival Salzburg
Music Cio D’Or
Director Thierry Bruehl
One woman Sandra Quell
A man Tobias Ofenbauer
Daughter Milena Schedle
Another man Christoph Kail
Father Michael Klammer