Three sound-painting live radio plays for organ and chamber ensemble
On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the death of organ builder Arp Schnitger, three young women writers spin their stories around the mysterious Mona Lisa made famous by Leonardo Da Vinci's (ⴕ1519) portrait. Three contemporary female composers set these stories to music, inspired by the life and work of the Baroque composer Barbara Strozzi (*1619). In an interplay, music and stories merge with the respective church spaces and their rare organ stop sounds, thus creating space to be fascinated by the inspiring power and topicality of the organ world.
As part of the organ campaign "Hoch empor. Organs in Lower Saxony"
EXCERPT FROM THE REVIEW NDR KULTUR, DECEMBER 2019
"Sleepless Love - Three World Premieres in the Schnitger Jubilee Year
For it is precisely the proximity to the organ, the ensemble and the actress that creates a chamber-musical, intense experience in which one can sometimes be inspired by the passages of words to reflect, then again by the music to listen meditatively."
St. Nicolai Bothfeld, Basilica St. Clemens, Emmaus Church
Lenka Župková: violin, artistic direction
Sophia Körber: vocals
Grzegorz Krawczak: Violoncello
Ann-Christin Bloch: Organist
Christiane Ostermayer: Actress
Inga Kolbeinsson: Actress
Franz Betz: Light Art
Hannover Region, Lower Saxony Foundation, LHH Hannover Cultural Office.
State Music Academy, Musikland Niedersachsen GmbH
Programme booklet for download