The basic idea of Zum Anbeginn neuer Zeiten is that actually two pianos are playing – one grand piano and one synthetic piano. The synthetic piano is based on the sound synthesis process referred to as frequency modulation (FM). In a paper written by Bill Schottstaedt, one can see how this technique may be used to simulate the timbre of pianos. This approach was transferred to notated electroacoustics. The further the four piano pieces progress, the more this simulation is transformed, while the unleashed hand of interpretation may support this effect enormously in this piece. In addition, the notation of the FM instruments becomes more and more complex, while the original timbre is increasingly distorted. The work stands for the start of something new, it originated from a phase of new beginnings. The work itself is novel in its dissolution of the boundaries of playing techniques and in terms of the detailed notation of electronics. It forms the beginning of the end, stands on the verge of turning away from instrumental composition and before the extension of notation to extra-musical areas such as light art.