Voice Affairs, Video Still © Panos Aprahamian

Memories in Music II Voice Affairs – Focus Lebanon

Concert

The Voice Affairs concert is initiating artistic dialogues between European art music and the experimental music scenes in Lebanon. It is bringing together the Neue Vocalsolisten with musicians from Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine. From the perspective of contemporary composition, electronic music, sound art, improvisation and avant-pop, they are all concerned in different ways with the voice and its historical, religious and cultural connotations. The combination of concert performance and stage production creates a grand narrative on the diversity, conflicts, explosiveness and poetry of the Lebanese cultural sphere.

Cynthia Zaven: Madrigal d’Essilio (2020/21) for 6 voices

Raed Yassin: A Short Biography of a Snake (2020/21) for 6 voices and electronics

Dániel Péter Biró: Asher Hotseti Etkhem (2020/21) for 5 voices

Aya Metwalli: cabaret macabre (2020/21) for 4 female voices and electronics

Samir Odeh-Tamimi: VROS (2020/21) for 4 voices and electronics

Youmna Saba: I covered the planet with a dried leaf (2020/21) for 6 voices, oud and electronics

Manolis Manousakis: State of Exception (2020/21) for 6 voices and electronics
With texts from Manolis Manousakis and Angeliki Poulou and choreography by Yannis Nikolaides

Panos Aprahamian: Assemblages (2020/21) Video installation

With Aya Metwalli, voice and electronics; Youmna Saba, oud and electronics; Manolis Manousakis, electronics; Raed Yassin, electronis; Panos Aprahamian, live video

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (Johanna Vargas, soprano; Susanne Leitz-Lorey, soprano; Truike van der Poel, mezzosoprano; Martin Nagy, tenor; Guillermo Anzorena, baritone; Andreas Fischer, bass)

Voice Affairs is developed and coproduced by Akademie der Künste Berlin, Irtijal Festival Beirut, Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart, Onassis Cultural Center/Stegi Athens, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

A project of Neue Vocalsolisten, produced by Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart

Supported by "Klangwert" Aventis Foundation Ensemble-Förderung, Innovationsfonds Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Goethe-Institut Beirut, Part of the Sounds Now Project Co-funded by Creative Europe

The commission for Dániel Péter Biró is supported by Arts Council Norway.

Friday, 6 Aug

Works by Panos Aprahamian, Dániel Péter Biró, Manolis Manousakis, Aya Metwalli, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Youmna Saba, Raed Yassin and Cynthia Zaven

With Aya Metwalli, Youmna Saba, Manolis Manousakis, Raed Yassin, Panos Aprahamian and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

€ 17/15 (incl. late night concert subject to availability)