Alessandro Bosetti with Neue Vocalsolisten
Johanna Vargas – soprano, Truike van der Poel – mezzo soprano, Martin Nagy – tenor, Guillermo Anzorena – baritone , Andreas Fischer – bass
A family of voices lives its sonic life. A tangle of sounds and affections suspended between Renaissance polyphony and family din. Voices have no body, at least here. Each one is mother, father, daughter and sister of one or the other.
The family is in turn dismantled and reunited. Real dramas are unleashed between the voices: bonds, separations, friendships and love…
A cloud of voices, charged like a storm, brings to life all the immersive emotions of an imaginary and magical community.
The portraitist shares this choral narrative with the listener, who finds themself immersed in a very tight crowd, both claustrophobic and nourishing, just like every family.
The family of voices is torn between a rigid division of roles and its proliferating abstract and fragmented phonetic ration.
Here, bodily, physical and political identities count for little: only the voices count, which, as markers of absolute generality, resemble souls to whom an identity has not yet been attributed.
Recorded in Stuttgart, SWR Studio, October 2021 by Fabian Vossler German portraitist voice recorded in Stuttgart, SWR Studio, October 2021
English and French portraitist voice recorded in Berlin, Deutschlandfunk Kultur Studio, June 2022
Four anonymous voices, recorded in various locations 2019 Mixed by Alessandro Bosetti
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Artwork by Canedicoda
Radio version produced by Deutschlandfunk Kultur
A co-production of GMEM — Centre national de création musicale, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Neue Vocalsolisten, Musik Der Jahrhunderte, Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – centre dramatique national, La Soufflerie
Avec l’aide à l’écriture d’une œuvre musicale originale du Ministère de la Culture Supported by Impuls neue Musik
Lauréat 2020 du Fonds franco-germano-suisse pour la musique contemporaine, partenaire du Goethe-Institut et de l’Institut français
Premiere : Festival Propagations, Marseille. May 15th, 2021 Technical Sponsor: Fondazione Bonotto Spatialization and programming: Pierre Fleurence Costume design: Canedicoda
Light-design: Lucie Delorme
Stage manager: Philippe Boinon
All music Alessandro Bosetti © 2020