Jozsef Sari (1935 )
I have never felt the Theatre of the Absurd was foreign to me; even so I didnt think I would one day write something similar in kind. But then I was given a commission for the opening of an exhibition. This is how my song cycle Frag-Mente came to be composed in 1982. The premiere took place in Giessen in West Germany in 1983. It consists of five movements whose titles are either fragmentary (i.e. needing completion) or are partly alienated wordplays which cannot always be translated. For example right at the beginning No. 1: Rast-Los (the syllable "Los" means fate). No. 3 … unbeantwortet; (unanswered) has wordplay on the word "lead" (Blei); in this connection we might think of the lead content of many materials. No. 5 Entscheidung? Inability to make decisions often causes us to fall into disastrous situations… The meanings of the titles of Nos. 2 and 4 are clear and require no special comment.
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