Portraits de Voix with Neue Vocalsolisten

Label : Kohlhaas

Title : Portraits de Voix with Neue Vocalsolisten

Format : CD

Release date : February 21st, 2024

Total time : 49'42"

Artwork by Canedicoda

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

© Alessandro Bosetti / 2024