Singer Pur & Go Guitars · Electric Seraphim
New soundscapes for voices and electric guitars
A world premiere with works by Perotinus (c. 1200),
Guillaume Dufay (c. 1400-1474), Matthäus Pipelare (c. 1450-1515),
Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (c. 1562-1613) et. al.
Performed by the vocal ensemble Singer Pur
and the electric guitar ensemble Go Guitars
A concert recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
CD · DDD · c. 63 Minutes
ive electric guitarists meet an a cappella formation of classical bias. With "Electric Seraphim", this unique musical constellation launches the listener into totally new soundscapes. The program of vocal and vocal/guitar pieces is an experiment that forms a symbiosis; the old masters encounter contemporary compositions created exclusively for this project, compelling their essence into the modern world. The result is arresting and surprisingly homogeneous. The basically intellectually abstract fusion of disparate musical composition and sound forms lying several centuries apart, reveal new perspectives relating to the development of so-called "serious music", these lying not in the niches of the abstract but rather in the synthesis of voice and instrument. This becomes apparent in, for example, the composition by Fredrik Zeller from the year 2003, Pero Pop - Sederunt, whose atmospheric content reflects that of the Sederunt principes of Perotinus from the 12th Century.
inger Pur was formed in 1991 and now counts as one of the leading German vocal groups. In 1994, the sextet, comprising five former Regensburg choir boys and a female soprano, was awarded the first prize in the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Bonn and, in 1995, the Grand Prix for vocal music at the international Tampere Music Festival in Finland. There followed tours in USA, Canada, Africa and central Asia. Singer Pur's love of experimentation is seen not only in their joint projects with the Hilliard Ensemble but also in other unusual performances, such as their interpretation of the Triduum Sacrum performed during Holy Week 2001 in the Roman basilica, founded in the year 560, dei SS. XII Apostoli.
he electric guitar quintet Go Guitars [go (jap.): five] was founded by New York composer Lois V Vierck in 1997 to perform her similarly named work. There followed premiers of works specially written for Go Guitars: compositions from M. Hettmer, B. Weidner, J.F.W. Schneider, M. Hirsch, J.A. Riedl, Z. Babel, P. M. Hamel, F. Zeller, Iris ter Schiphorst, M. Sell. Concerts have taken place at the international Bodensee-Festival, Atlantischen Festival, A*Devantgarde-Festival, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Festival Klangaktionen/Neue Musik in Munich, Musica Viva (BR). In December 2001 Go Guitars received the City of Munich's music scolarship.
Claudia Reinhard · Soprano
Klaus Wenk, Markus Zapp, Andreas Hirtreiter · Tenor
Guido Heidloff · Baritone
Marcus Schmidl · Bass
Go Guitars · Electric Guitar Music:
Christian Bergmann, Gunnar Geisse, Gregor Holzapfel, Harald Lillmeyer, Adrian Pereyra
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