WP: 27.11.1996, Vienna (AT)
Erich Höbart (violin), Thomas Demenga (cello), Thomas Larcher (piano) | CD Naunz
“Kraken” is a reflection of my own compositional history. Different developmental stages are laid free, superimposed, and combined; layers are shifted, called into question, and destroyed.
In counterpoint to this, a net of other layers is spanned across the piece (rhythmical layers, layers of character, and tone color).
Instrumentation for a trio provides almost ideal conditions. The possibilities for combining the individual instruments are systematically exploited. Through the partial preparation of the piano, a fourth instrument, so to speak, is added.
Thomas Larcher, quoted from: program Jeunesse 1998/99, April 19 and 21, 1999