Orchestration: Soprano + tpt
Duration: 8 minutes

Mert Moralı Composer

Wilde Lieder Marx.Music Duo Category Prizewinner

Performances Die Produktion des Bewusstseins will be performed in Trier on Sunday 2 September.

The text I worked on for the piece, which is a quotation from the German Ideology, a collective work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, was my entry ticket to Marxist philosophy. Since then, I have always been fascinated by the way they translated the rage of exploited classes onto a multi-layered theory that has changed the world. Therefore, the idea of translation became the primary focus of the process of conceptualising the piece. While conceptualising the piece, I worked also on the English and Turkish translations of the text, I regarded the original German text as the primary source, the English translation as the intellectual source since it is the language which most helps me to feed my intellectual needs, and the Turkish translation as the political source, as I started to learn about politics in my mother tongue, at first hand. The relationship between the soprano and trumpet is mostly constructed on the principal of translating one into another. So, by using this multilingual and multidisciplinary concept, I tried to translate the structural beauty and the intellectual violence of the text into an aesthetical medium.

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