Setting the German dictionary to music: the role of language in Der Alfa

Traditionally in music, lyrics are used to tell a story. How do you prevent the traditional narrative of a story from dominating the whole composition and still use language? Music is value-free, text is not. How can music have the same influence on words as words have on the interpretation of music?

Der Alfa

for voice, electronica, dancers and projection


for soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, marimba and accordion


for cello and piano


for harpsichord