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22.06.15

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Hear Guillaume de Machaut: Veni creator spiritus from our performance at Rheinvokal, click here

Interview with Paul Hillier:

12.05.14

Theatre of Voices feature artist in International Arts Manager Magazine

23.10.13

Theatre of Voices feature artist in International Arts Manager Magazine

Clare Wiley, International Arts Manager Magazine, chats to our soprano Else Torp about going to vocal extremes to get a particular tone. You can read the whole article here

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Enjoy a little peak view of Theatre of Voices at KODY festival in Lublin earlier this year:
[PL] Festiwal KODY, Lublin 2016 “Octopus” – koncert / PREMIERA PROGRAMU Theatre of Voices (Dania) Else Torp – sopran, Signe Asmussen – mezzosopran, Jakob Blo…
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Kronos Quartet July 13 at 11:42pm · Artistic Director David Harrington and the quartet remember a dear friend, who passed away late last month: “Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen has been our friend since 1984 when we were introduced to his music by fellow Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. From the first moment encountering Pelle’s music and his refreshing personality, we have all felt energized, encouraged and refueled by his sonic explorations and the generous force of his imagination. Over the years Pelle wrote around ten vivid works for Kronos. We had many beautiful explorative rehearsals together spent trying to actualize the amazing music he wrote for us. He was clear about what he hoped to hear and unusually limber in locating the exact way to get to the end result. “I’ve always felt that Pelle collected elements of sound, musical textures, rhythms and styles that appealed to him and then made his pieces from these amassed materials. The longer I knew him, the larger I realized his collection was. It seemed like an essential part of nature that Pelle was in Copenhagen holding these musical elements figuratively in his hands, examining them carefully, discovering new aspects and with a twinkle in his eye delightedly making another piece that gave us more opportunities to explore together. “The world has lost a rare person, one who embodied the sacred fire of creativity. “We miss Pelle immensely.” Photo of Kronos in 2012 with Pelle and Theatre of Voices, at the recording of “Green Ground” (2016, Dacapo Records). Credit Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.
Artistic Director David Harrington and the quartet remember a dear friend, who passed away late last month: “Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen has been our friend since 1984 when we were introduced to his music by fellow Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. From the first moment encountering Pelle’s music and his refreshing personality, we have all felt energized, encouraged and refueled by his sonic explorations and the generous force of his imagination. Over the years Pelle wrote around ten vivid works for Kronos. We had many beautiful explorative rehearsals together spent trying to actualize the amazing music he wrote for us. He was clear about what he hoped to hear and unusually limber in locating the exact way to get to the end result. “I’ve always felt that Pelle collected elements of sound, musical textures, rhythms and styles that appealed to him and then made his pieces from these amassed materials. The longer I knew him, the larger I realized his collection was. It seemed like an essential part of nature that Pelle was in Copenhagen holding these musical elements figuratively in his hands, examining them carefully, discovering new aspects and with a twinkle in his eye delightedly making another piece that gave us more opportunities to explore together. “The world has lost a rare person, one who embodied the sacred fire of creativity. “We miss Pelle immensely.” Photo of Kronos in 2012 with Pelle and Theatre of Voices, at the recording of “Green Ground” (2016, Dacapo Records). Credit Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.
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Huffinton Post on our Buxtehude CD: In latest release in the Danish DaCapo label’s seemingly eternal yet always engrossing, comprehensive recordings of their great national composer, Buxtehude is joined by Christian Geist, Nicolaus Bruhns, Franz Tunder and Kaspar Forster in the kind of music that was heard and shared within a musical circle of time, place, friendships, teacher-pupil relationships and even family membership; these composers from Northern German musician families, part of a network all of whom had worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s, spoke a common musical language, and when the beauty of their music matches a text that may speak particularly to you, the emotional effect can be quite overwhelming. Read the review here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurence-vittes/new-old-music-recordings-_b_10907256.html Find the CD here: http://www.dacapo-records.dk/da/recording-buxtehude-and-his-circle.aspx
Dietrich Buxtehude var ikke alene sin tids største orgelvirtuos og en berømt komponist af både kirkelig og verdslig musik; han var også en højst initiativrig og innovativ kunstner med en enestående evne til at forme netværk omkring sig. Denne CD, indspillet af Theatre of Voices og dirigent Paul Hill…
http://www.dacapo-records.dk/da/recording-buxtehude-and-his-circle.aspx

Nice review! 5 stars :-)
Ny cd fortæller om den netop afdøde komponist Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreens utrættelige optagethed af lyde, der er som naturens, men har hjemsted i hans hoved.
http://gregersdh.dk/?p=13289

Kronos Quartet shared Dacapo Records’s photo. 16 hrs · Saturday’s “Green Ground” album release at Operaen Takkelloftet with Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier was such a beautiful way to celebrate the life and work of Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, a dear friend of ours. We’ll post more once we get back home to San Francisco. You may learn more about the album here: http://www.dacapo-records.dk/…/recording-pelle-gudmundsen-h…
Kronos Quartet and Theatre of Voices are ready for their special Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen release and memorial concert at Operaen Takkelloftet today at 4pm,
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