Voices In Space

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

13 ΜΑY 2016Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)
Six young Mediterranean composers join forces with the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, whose voices will make their presence felt at the Diplareios school.
Photo © Martin Sigmund
Six young composers from the Mediterranean compose pieces for voices in different spatial conditions. The compositional concept was to investigate new ways of bringing text and music together. Rather than ‘musicalizing’ and performing texts through music, the composers sought to let the music emerge from a different use or signification of the text.

The compositions incorporate gestures and movements in space as well as various devices which extend and modify the human voice. The concert will be held in the great hall of the Diplareios School, which will allow for different spatial configurations of the singers as well as an innovative approach to space-sound. The six composers exploit to the full that most flexible of instruments, the human voice,  accentuating its physicality, its expressive immediacy, the fragility of communication and the acoustic mediation of a range of objects as well as of the venue itself.

Johanna Zimmer: soprano
Susanne Leitz-Lorey: soprano
Truike van der Poel: mezzo soprano
Martin Nagy: tenor
Guillermo Anzorena: baritone
Andreas Fischer: bass
Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri: Untitled VI, for three male singers and sound devices
Silvia Rosani: T-O, for five voices
Christina Athinodorou: new piece for six voices (2015) (world premiere)
Evis Sammoutis: Sculpting Air, for five singers with sound tubes
Brahim Kerkour: Intone, for six voices
Samir Odeh-Tamimi: Jarich (Mondgott), for three female voices

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