music composed by Rüdiger
A: Recorded live by Peter Fey at the 'Adler-Werke',
B: Recorded live by Georg Wilsberg in January and
April 1993 at the 'Kammerspiele' Bonn-Bad Godesberg.
Produced by Rüdiger Carl and Jost Gebers
Cover Design/Artwork: Martin Kippenberger
Caldwell, Margret Sommer, Dagmar Gebers
notes: Interview with Thomas Adank (Radio
published in June 1997
from the booklet:
- How did you discover the accordion?
Rüdiger Carl: In the period after the war, when everything
in Europe lay in ruins, my grandmother, who came from East
Prussia, where I was born as well, turned up with this squeeze-box
under her arm - I was about five then - and she gave it to
me as a present after showing me briefly how it works. (…)
- When you are improvising today, on the accordion or on the
clarinet, how does that work?
Rüdiger Carl: If I only knew.... (...) One goes for the kind
of temperature, which allows one to get things moving without
tension, and while they are being created they are examined
and worked upon and may eventually find their appropriate
- Now - about ´Woyzeck´. Can you still stand the words: "Slowly,
Woyzeck, slowly, one thing after the other; he makes mine
Rüdiger Carl: (...) Director Valentin Jeker got me interested
in his production of Büchner´s play, which, incidentally,
was very successful. He gave me a completely free hand in
assembling and performing the music.
- Are these short pieces meant to be listened together or
as separate pieces?
Rüdiger Carl: The original idea was listening to them consecutively.
However, just in case, I gave every miniature its own separate
title - incidentally.
Adank (Radio DRS, 1997)
Translation: Isabel Seeberg / Paul Lytton