2 _ Censoratorium is an x-ray image of the censorship inherent in
this situation, a structure developing from a concrete, reactive ban to
an active and in itself. Taking the reversal of the principle of
censorship as the point of departure - the censored passage is made
audible instead of repressed - this oratio stages a compostional/composed
exhibition fight between music and language: instrumental music is
occasionally and, gradually, more frequently interrupted by these
sought-after triggerwords and ultimately suppressed by them. Columns
of words erect themselves, become enlarged, coalesce into a wall of
words enclosing the realm words. The libretto takes shape on its own
from the catalog of stimulus words and the noises tapped in realtime.
The instrumental music is an empty space; the words are sung fall
into it as if plunging directly into an orchestra pit.