Female voice

Bruno Stöckli
Dal peso di un piccolo uccel (1991)
Seven pieces

Instrumentation: for female voice and instrumental ensemble (fl.cl/pf.hp/perc/vn.vc.db)

Texts: Erika Burkart

Duration: 15' 00"
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Louisa Lasdun
There and Back Again (1993)

Instrumentation: for piano trio, counter tenor, girl voice (twelve to sixteen years old)

Texts: James Lasdun

This work (inspired by Paula Regos' etchings based on English nursery rhymes) was originally conceived as a dance piece, but can also be performed as a concert piece. The text by James Lasdun was adapted from traditional children's rhymes.
There are four movements: Dramatis Personae - Questions - Requiem for Cock Robin and Journey Dance.
The piece received an award at the 'Ballet Gulbenkian', Lisbon in November 1998.


Duration: 34' 00"
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Mischa Käser
Tombeau (1985)

Instrumentation: for female voice, clarinet and viola

A piece dealing with failure.

Duration: 2' 00"
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Daniel Ott
mutterseelenallein (1990)

Instrumentation: for deep female voice, tenor saxophone and accordion

Texts: Edward Bond

Music for the play 'monologue' by Simone de Beauvoir (based on a text from 'The Bundle' by Edward Bono).

Duration: 20' 00"
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Felix Schüeli
Untertitel (1999)
Trio

Instrumentation: for female voice, violoncello and piano

Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache

The musicalised texts are original subtitles from the talk show 'Vera am Mittag' (SAT 1). The theme of the show was "You've become so fat and lazy".

Duration: 7' 30"
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Balz Trümpy
Anima (2. Fassung) (1977/78)

Instrumentation: for high voice, clarinet, horn, string quartet and piano

Texts: Anonymus, Heinrich von Morungen, Walter von der Vogelweide

This three-part work is based on text from a minnelied. The vocal line, which uses various sound modulations, is harmonically, melodically and rhythmically interwoven with the accompaniment.

Duration: 17' 00"
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Alfons Karl Zwicker
Erinnerung an Nelly Sachs (1999)

Instrumentation: for two flutes, harpsichord and female voice

Texts: Nelly Sachs

Tracing the characters in sand. Dismantled word sounds emerge and disappear - only guessing remains. The text particles are in strict rhythmic notation and are spoken as "speechsound", only at the end is the voice recognised as a singing voice.

Duration: 17' 00"
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Nicolas Bolens
La Rosa Enflorece (2000/09)

Instrumentation: for three female voices (or female choir) and piano

After a Sephardi song. Extracted from "Terres".

Duration: 5' 00"
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Andreas Stahl
erinnern - an sich (2001)

Instrumentation: for female voice, flute, oboe, violin, violoncello and piano

Written for the ensemble 'pre-art' for the 1700 anniversary of the Christianisation of Armenia. Text (mostly spoken) and music refer to the processes of memory and remembrance (resp. forgetting). Formally it is a triple duet (fl/vn, ob/vc, voc/pno) and is, as usual, situated on the rather extreme sector of sound production.

Duration: 18' 00"
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Laurent Mettraux
Auf die erniedrigende Erhebung und erhebte Niedrigkeit, M. 548 (1997)

Instrumentation: for high voice and piano

Texts: Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg

Conflict between mysticism and human torture. Sedation in the coda of the piano solo.

Duration: 5' 00"
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Jacques Demierre
Portrait de ça en cale sèche (1991)

Instrumentation: for speaker, three female voices, tuba, accordion, two pianos and choir

Texts: Jacques Roman

The content of the piece has a diffused feeling, a difficult to describe situation summed up excellently with a short sentence by B. Requichot: "je ne sais pas c'qui m'quoi."

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CHF: 161.20
Hansruedi Willisegger
In canticis humoris causa (13 Texte von Christian Morgenstern) (1965)

Instrumentation: for female voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, percussion and strings

Duration: 15' 00"
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Jacques Demierre
La colonne brisée - Frida Kahlo (1996)

Instrumentation: for voice solo

Texts: Subcommandante Marcos, Frida Kahlo

A female voice appears alone on stage. It speaks of the journey from the personal to the universal, a journey brimming with sense and dramatic tension, a journey which connects the singularity of the body with the multitude of the myth in dependance of the humanity of a mysticised being - simply our world.

Duration: 58' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Sicut Cervus Desiderat (2013)

Instrumentation: for three female voices a cappella

Uses the tractus 'Sicut cervus desiderat' from the Graduale Triplex.
This piece, as with 'Missa', is the compositional adaptation of a Gregorian chant.

Duration: 9' 00"
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Hansruedi Willisegger
Vier geistliche Gesänge (1979)

Instrumentation: for twelve solo voices (seven female, five male) and mixed choir

Texts: Bibel / Liturgie

1. Lob und Herrlichkeit
2. Heilig ist Gott in Herrlichkeit
3. Christe, Du Lamm Gottes4. Gloria

Duration: 7' 00"
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CHF: 21.00