US this week


US this week

We are looking so much forward to going to Carnegie Hall and Princeton University this week with our Stimmung scores and overtones! 

Interview with Paul Hillier:


Theatre of Voices feature artist in International Arts Manager Magazine


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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The Bachtrack: Theatre of Voices effectively executed the eclectic omnium-gatherum of extended techniques demanded by Stockhausen. For a piece so crucially atmospheric, a mid-winter audience with mild respiratory conditions and clad in slippery boots often removed the mind from serenity, but the artistry of the ensemble was undoubtedly stupefying.
Theatre of Voices is certainly one of the most innovative vocal ensembles of the 21st century. Defining a new standard of vocal mastery, Theatre of Voices revitalized a masterpiece of the Darmstadt School, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung. Composed for six amplified voices, this seldom performed wor…

New York Classical: So rich and thorough is the conception of the music (otherworldly five decades ago and otherworldly today) that we’re fortunate to have Theatre of Voices, an ensemble able to inhabit Stockhausen’s very specific, very secret place, so that we can visit and observe. - See more at:
Karlheinz Stockhausen wrote his landmark vocal piece Stimmung during a blizzard on Long Island in 1968 and it was not so far from there, 47 years later, at Carnegie Hall with a snowstorm outside, that the Copenhagen-based Theatre of Voices presented the concert-length work.

New York Times : Saturday’s performance brought out the humor and charm in a work that .. the group recorded on Harmonia Mundi and clearly relishes. Its performance was confident and luminous, controlled yet free, both playful and solemn. ZACHARY WOOLFE
Concerts were presented over the weekend by the Danish String Quartet, with Jon Kimura Parker as pianist; Theater of Voices; and the pianist Marc-André Hamelin.

Laurie Anderson was at our show and loved it - arms up! :-) AND …. Dagmar Abel (S1) from the original cast of Collegium Vocale Köln singers in Stockahusen’s own productions/recording from 1968/69. WOW !!!! There can hardly be Any greater compliment ! From Wikipedia’s list of Stimmung Recordings: Discography[edit] Stockhausen: Stimmung (Paris Version). Collegium Vocale Köln: Dagmar Apel, Gaby Rodens, Helga Albrecht, Wolfgang Fromme, Georg Steinhoff, Hans-Alderich Billig (recorded 1969). Deutsche Grammophon 2543 003 (LP), and in Avant Garde Vol. 3 DG 2720 025(6LP boxed set). Stockhausen: Stimmung (Paris Version). Collegium Vocale Köln: Dagmar von Biel, Gaby Ortmann-Rodens, Helga Hamm-Albrecht, Wolfgang Fromme, Helmut Clemens, Hans-Alderich Billig (recorded 1982). In Deutscher Musikrat: Zeitgenössische Musik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 7. Harmonia Mundi DMR 1019-21 (3LP boxed set). The above two recordings together have been rereleased on CD in the Stockhausen Complete Edition CD 12 A-B (2 CDs). Stockhausen: Stimmung (Singcircle Version). Singcircle: Suzanne Flowers, Penelope Walmsley-Clark, Nancy Long, Rogers Covey-Crump, Gregory Rose, Paul Hillier, directed by Gregory Rose (recorded 1983). Hyperion CDA66115. Awarded the Diapason d’Or. Stockhausen: Stimmung (Copenhagen Version). Theatre of Voices: Else Torp, Louise Skovbæch, Clara Sanabras, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Kasper Eliassen, Andrew Hendricks; Ian Dearden, sound diffusion; directed by Paul Hillier (recorded 2006). Harmonia Mundi CD HMU 807408.

Carnegie Hall - S O L D   O U T !  Even in the snow storm :-) !