‘Die ungebornen Enkel is my first ever composition for classical singers and solo electric cello. The poems of Georg Trakl bring an incredible atmosphere of love, depression, ecstasy and folly, typical of poetry from the beginning of the 20th century.
The electric cello is used in the manner of a full orchestra, and almost replicates its sound. Johannes Moser plays it like no other cellist in the world, using complex electronic devices which present plenty of possibilities; and the two singers perform their parts like great Schubert Lieder, with enormous delicacy and beauty.’
– Fabrice Bollon
This setting of Austrian Expressionist writer Georg Trakl’s poems by composer and conductor Fabrice Bollon is the first ever composition for classical singers and solo electric cello. As a result the work’s striking sonorities open unexpected and fascinating new directions for contemporary music. Evocative imagery and colourful writing for electric cello can also be heard in The Secret Garden of the Cordania – a work dedicated to Bollon’s cellist wife.