Mi, 13/10/2021, 19:30 Uhr
Komponierte Musik

Bouque sings Czernowin & McCormack

voice . . . alone

Tyler Bouque sings Tim McCormack’s panic around death and the complete cycle of Chaya Czernowin’s Adiantum Capillus-Veneris (I, II, and III)

Baritone Tyler Bouque's “voice . . . alone” is an ongoing project that examines issues of meaning, phenomenology, communication, and interpretation in unaccompanied vocal repertoire of the twenty-first century.

Of Adiantum Capillus-Veneris, subtitled "Etudes in fragility," Czernowin writes "The voice and the breath play an equal role in executing the musical text, as breath is (at times) independent from the voice and equal to it in an almost contrapuntal relationship. This is not an expressive piece in the more standard way in which a singer employs all of his personality in an attempt to express emotions or other expressions of the `self.’ It is rather almost a sketch using the voice and the breath like a small brush painting a line. Even though it is only a line made out of water (breath) with some color (voice), this line is actually transmitting a whole landscape.”

According to Tim McCormack, "'panic around death' acts as a meditation on illness, death, and the body, specifically through the lens of incurable disease. One’s body becomes an unconsenting host for such diseases, and the individual acquires both a panic and a peace around the idea of death. Existing somewhere between concert music, installative art, and non-narrative theater, 'panic around death' does not pose any questions or provide any answers. Rather, it aims to construct a space that is informed by and reverent of illness while offering itself as an area of comfort and protection."


With kind support from Neustart Kultur, Initiative Musik gGmbH, and Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien


  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Doors 19:30 / Concert 20:30
  • KM28
  • Karl-Marx Str. 28, Berlin