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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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Gramophone on our Buxtehude CD: Paul Hillier and his Theatre of Voices explore the circle of church organists and composers in northern Germany and the Baltic region that were all linked in some way to Buxtehude ... and Hillier’s lovely performance is on a par with the very finest that the Buxtehude discography has to offer. On this CD you will find notes and noises produced by Jesenka Balic Zunic, Karolina Radziej, Rastko Roknic, Gabriel Bania, Mime Brinkmann, Lars Baunkilde, Monika Fischaleck, Allan Rasmussen, Else Torp, Hanna Kappelin, Kristin Mulders, Daniel Carlsson, Johan Linderoth, Adam Riis, Jakob Bloch Jespersen - all conducted by Paul Hillier.
Paul Hillier and his Theatre of Voices explore the circle of church organists and composers in northern Germany and the Baltic region that were all linked in some way to Buxtehude. One of his possible teachers in Copenhagen was the Danish court kapellmeister Kaspar Förster, whose psalm Confitebor ti…
http://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/buxtehude-and-his-circle

Theatre of Voices is soon to be heard in Dennis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ - and the first sneak preview photos from the film have been released. The original score is written by Jóhann Jóhannsson and this is his third collaboration with Villeneuve, after Sicario and Prisoners. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) and based on Ted Chiang’s 1998 novella ‘Story of Your Life’, the intellectual drama with a genre twist (in theaters Nov. 11) stars Amy Adams as Louise Banks, a linguist hired by the government to decipher an extraterrestrial language when a dozen alien pods pop into the atmosphere and hover mysteriously near the ground. ...“If you’re a parent, it’s going to wreck you,” he adds. “It’s big and there are thriller elements and tension, but it’s going to lean much more into a thinking person’s film. When we were recording we watched the opening sequence - and were reduced to tears! ........ this will be amazing!
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/08/08/sneak-peek-exclusive-arrival-amy-adams-jeremy-renner/88308602/

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…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XK-QQurOLc&feature=youtu.be

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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