Landscape With Deserted House for Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet, Harp, Percussion and Piano (2010)

Instrumentation: bass flute, bass clarinet, harp, piano and percussion

Duration: ca. 13-14‘

Publisher: Schott Music

Commissioned by the Ensemble Adapter with funds of the Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikstiftung

WP: June 13, 2010, Reykjavik (Iceland)
Ensemble Adapter

Further performances:

July 10, 2010, Time of Music Festival Viitasaari (Finnish premiere)
Sept 10, 2010, Nordic Music Days Copenhagen (Danish premiere)
Sept 25, 2010, Berlin (German premiere)
27.6.2014, Winsen/Luhe
3.7.2014, Hannover, Kleiner Sendesaal des NDR (Ensemble l’art pour l’art)


Landscape With Deserted House is a piece of dark, peculiar, almost gothic character. The topic of the „deserted house“ originates from the Victorian literature, but points also to the present, especially in Northern Europe, where half a century of rural depopulation has resulted in many houses and homesteads being abandoned and left to decay. Especially the percussion part, which is almost entirely played on household items and trash instruments, underlines this aspect, while the other instruments create a quirkily poetic soundscape.