Sturm im Wasserglas
(2006) 5’
string quartet and drum set (both amplified)

written for: Arnold Marinissen & Zapp string quartet
première: october 2006 on the Opening Night of the 2006 Tromp International Competition & Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands
performed since: in Amsterdam and New Zealand in 2007

Commissioned by Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Eindhoven.

"especially the explosive closing piece, the wildly rocking Sturm im Wasserglas by Florian Maier was an exciting surprise"

(- Eindhovens Dagblad, NL, september 2006)

The title means "storm in a glass of water", and the piece is not more than a short surrealist outburst. The drum set features as a soloist against a background of an accompanying string quartet that stumbles over itself all the way.

listen: Sturm clip

FMM sturmpre