Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Bass Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb/Bass Clarinet, Bassoon (also Melodica), Baritone Saxophone/Soprano Saxophone, Horn in F, Trumpet in C, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Piano (also a toy-gun), Electric Guitar, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass

First performance by Ensemble Phoenix Basel - 25.06.2011, Grosser Saal, Hochschule für Musik Basel (Switzerland)

Other performances:

  • Schwetzinger Festspiel-Ensemble - 09.05.2013, Schwetzingen, Schloss (Germany)


The term “Anisomorphism” is the negation of the term “Isomorphism” - a term in math, which refers to a “perfect” match (structure preserving mapping) between two groups.
It is used in math in a wider sense, where two different “worlds” are mapped to one another, for example the world of triangles and the world of numbers (3 numbers represent a triangle) may be mapped, allowing us to speak about numbers instead of triangles.
“Anisomorphism” is a situation where such a mapping is impossible.
This piece deals with the Anisomorphism exists between the musical abstract world of a musical piece and the world outside it - for example, the mismatch between the composer's intentions and the actual musical material of the piece (in particular, the mismatch between this explanation and the piece itself). My main interest in the piece is the attempt to map the human beings performing the piece to the abstract sounds that appear in the piece – is such a mapping is impossible as well?