Pierre Gondard
Sa, 05/11/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Komponierte Musik / Musiktheater / Oper / Konzert / Performance

Kontraklang: Portraits de Voix

In Portraits de voix (2021), the composer and sound artist Alessandro Bosetti draws a polyphonic portrait of a fictional family using decontextualized voices recorded over the course of a summer in Italy. Three female and three male voices represent a total of three generations. The material was dissected and assembled into a palimpsest from which a vocal polyphony emerges. A dense collage of thousands of voice fragments in the midst of an immersive stage set.
The portrayed family of voices lives in a sonic universe somewhere between Renaissance polyphony, microtonal texture and dinner table chatter. The voices have no bodies, each one of them is mother, father, daughter, son, brother and sister of the others. The portraitist and conductor sits in the middle of the audience and is surrounded by the five singers of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, while the entire space is immersed in a mist of immaterial voices.
Portraits de voix immerses us in seemingly familiar situations that, however, reconfigure themselves again and again. An initially simple intimate situation becomes denser and real dramas play out between the voices: Ties are forged, separations take place, friendships are made, love relationships emerge and pass in fast motion.

  • Alessandro Bosetti: »Portraits de voix« (2021)

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

Johanna Vargas, Sopran
Truike van der Poel, Mezzosopran
Martin Nagy, Tenor
Guillermo Anzorena, Bariton
Andreas Fischer, Bass


  • Villa Elisabeth
  • Invalidenstraße 3, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen / kognitive Einschränkungen