Svoboda's Die Bücher der Zeiten in the original set-up
In 2010 Mike Svoboda took time to write a piece, just for his own personal development with no commission, no requests to follow from a concert promoter, no one to please but myself. Some consider the resulting work Die Bücher der Zeiten for three female voice, trombone, and percussion to be his most emotional. The premiere performance planed in 2010 never happened do to one of the singer falling ill. A festival picked up the piece on 2017 and the premiere was finally given, with wonderful singers, but not the ones Svoboda composed the work for. However, it wasn't until this February that it was possible get the original performers together and Svoboda is looking forward to a series of performances between February and May with Sarah Maria Sun, Sandra Hartmann, Anne-May Krüger, himself on trombone, and with Michael Kiedaisch on percussion.