Staged concerto for tuba, ensemble and live-endoscopy
Duration ca. 55 minutes
TRANSIT is a tuba concerto in the form of a live endoscopy of the instrument, turning its insides into the stage-set for a surrealistic, cinematic, audio-visual journey. Five musicians join Melvyn Poore centre-stage, collaborating with him on his tuba. With magnets, objects and lights they perform „intra-instrumental“ choreographies and operate the endoscopic camera showing the miniature actions live on a cinema-sized screen. The actual sounds played on the tuba both constitute the „film score“ in collaboration with the rest of the ensemble as well as give life to objects and „creatures“ occupying its inner territories through physical vibrations and air-movement.
Commissioned by Philharmonie Essen and SPOR Festival
Written for and premiered by Melvyn Poore and Ensemble Musikfabrik
Supported by the Mauricio Kagel Music Prize (2017)