When asked about his latest work, Ryszard Osada refused to comment. While waiting for the performance we can only speculate how the composer will use the leotronic machinery. Will he follow his own Autumn music for strings or perhaps the latest purely “synthetic” E-motion-retrospection? Will he keep his typical lyric tone? Whatever happens – we have reasons for positive thinking.
The composition by Wolfgang Suppan is based on a collection of pitch sets – whose material is projected vertically and horizontally as a subject to various transformations. The title Lakunen (lat. Lacunae) is a linguistics term, meaning gaps in the vocabulary of a given language – words that cannot be translated to this language (e.g. the word “shallow” does not have its equivalent in Romanian, so it is a lexical gap in this language). In the composer’s opinion “such gaps can be found between melodic and harmonic states in this composition”.