Each person contains a world

In response to various crises and catastrophes, both globally and on the level of loved ones close; names and words, personal and national, assembled in the form of a blind alphabet. ⇒

Hi, I’m Rudiger Meyer, a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media. This site, my home on the web, is part documentation, part platform, and part experimental playground. It is also a place for writing – from notes & tweets to more extensive articles.

note

For a few weeks in July news coverage of the (Syrian) refugee question seemed to disappear. Trumped by American politics. One might have wondered whether it was still an issue at all were it not for occasional tweets like the following:

Intelligent and involving. “Your phone is now a refugee’s phone.” Watch this on your mobile if you can. https://t.co/WlRSOaC02NSimonNRicketts on Twitter: 1

Or Politiken’s dark Sommerferie comic on the backpage – the section of the newspaper that could once be referred to, as Suzanne Vega did in Tom’s Diner, as “the funnies.”

With the viral picture of Omran Daqneesh and stories of Australian camps, it’s all in the forefront again.


  1. That impressive short film is part of a BBC Voices of Refugees research report. 

Web Things

Branches of concert pieces created for the web:

rilke
half-life
divided

First experiments in creating versions of concert pieces specially for the web. I’ve collected some of my thoughts on this in a few blog posts.