Utopia II is the second part of a series based on Luciano Berio’s Sequences. A special element is that live-electronics – namely flanger, distortion and reverberation as well as diminution, augmentation, retrograde and transposition of the recorded sonic material – are used additionally. A problem one is confronted with when using live-electronics in performances is that the original signal cannot be muted completely. In this piece, this difficulty is partially overcome by closing the curtain in bar 65. From this point on, an acoustic barrier is placed between the harpist and the audience. By doing so, the impact of the utilised effects can be increased. In Utopia II, percussive effects, harmonic tones, glissandi, clicks and clusters are predominant. They are, however, always transformed by the effects and/or complemented by the pre-recorded sonic material.