Sakana Satellite


Sakana Satellite (2020-2021)


for 80-voice choir and multimedia

ca. 10 min.​

Program Note

  Sakana Satellite is a work for 80-voice choir and multimedia, and was composed in Dresden between 2020 to 2021. It was premiered by the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Heinz-Steyer Stadium on July 9, 2021, as part of the Dresdner Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2021.

   Inspired from pufferfish near Amami Islands, known to create mesmerising circular patterns on the seabeds between spring to summer each year, the scene unfolds underwater in an ocean floor about 15-20 meters below sea-level. Eighty pufferfish are forming a circle on the pattern, and small sea-creatures, such as crabs, shrimps, and squids are circulating the exterior of the circle created by pufferfish.  However, it is the octopus controlling the chorus of pufferfish from afar.

Past Performances

July 9, 2021 (World Premiere)

Dresdner Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften

Heinz-Steyer Stadium, Dresden, Germany

July 11, 2021

Hybrid Music Lab

Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden, Germany