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Money
(2011) 8'30''
 

For Clarinet, Violin, Guitar, Piano and Sampler.

Money and the calendar were the earliest examples of digitalization. Digitalization means that a continuum is divided into discrete numbers. With the calendar, it is obvious: The continuous movement of the earth around the sun is divided into discrete values that we call “days”. With regard to money, it is work or an object that must be translated into monetary value. Even here there is a continuum, since this value is otherwise undefined, and if it is charged with money, it varies depending on supply and demand. Money is an abstraction, the world’s universal rating. Everything will be comparable on the basis of its monetary value. This abstraction is also known as "alienation", since the more complex essentiality of an object or a work receives a simple numerical value that is recognized as a value beyond morality. How do we determine the value of an object? We calculate the extent of the need, which a well-funded person has for this object. Today on the computer everything, whether a cookery book, a movie or a song is converted into numbers that can be saved or sent. In the same way a bill of money is a kind of storage, too. Money is the medium of transformation, it makes an ugly person beautiful and a lame person to walk. He who has money can lend it, and then gets interest for a certain period. Time is money, money is a calendar, money is rhythm. Since 1973 however, when the system of a fixed, gold-orientated exchange rate was abandoned, money has become virtual. Its value is a thing of trust, a matter of faith. Now everything is relative, and there is no absolute reference anymore.

There is no denying that money as a medium boosts productivity and communication enormously. In addition, the abstraction of "money" has helped people to reach a higher level of abstract thinking.

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