Concert
Visiting Ensemble

Theatre of Voices / Paul Hillier

Like a Butterfly Sitting on a Blossom

LIKE A BUTTERFLY SITTING ON A BLOSSOM

Karlheinz Stockhausen [1928–2007]
Stimmung [1968]
for 6 vocalists
Copenhagen Version [2006]

Theatre of Voices
Else Torp soprano I
Louise Skovbæch soprano II
Randi Pontoppidan mezzo soprano
Wolodymyr Smishkewych tenor I
Kasper Eliassen tenor II
Jakob Bloch Jespersen bass
David Sheppard sound direction
Paul Hillier conductor

Theatre of Voices, an ensemble of finest vocal art, specialises in old and New Music. Paul Hilier founded the ensemble, based in Kopenhagen, in 1990. He has been preoccupied with Stockhausen’s Stimmung – through the use of delicate and multi-nuanced overtone singing, one of the pioneer works of new vocal music – ever since singing the work himself in the ‘70s. In 2005/06 he developed from its score, which allows different versions of performance, the so-called ›Kopenhagen version‹. Its recording received the highest prizes. The musikfest presents Stimmung in this version for the first time in Berlin.


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Concert Programme

Karlheinz Stockhausen [1928–2007]
Stimmung [1968]
for 6 vocalists
Copenhagen Version [2006]

Cast

Theatre of Voices
Else Torp soprano I
Louise Skovbæch soprano II
Randi Pontoppidan mezzo soprano
Wolodymyr Smishkewych tenor I
Kasper Eliassen tenor II
Jakob Bloch Jespersen bass

David Sheppard sound direction
Paul Hillier conductor