In "aus alt mach neu..." (from old to new...) the Ensemble Phoenix Basel deliberately searches for musical roots in the music of the Renaissance and the early Baroque and their implementation in today's time.
The Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino is one of the composers of today whose sound language has a very unique color, which is sometimes based on his intense involvement with early music. The approach of guitarist Maurizio Grandinetti is more a translation of ancient music into our time; musical gestures and psychic emotional states, are brought into our time in a new guise and unusually orchestrated. The program is completed by a commission to the Basel composer Lukas Langlotz. His new work will feature an 'Arciorgano', an organ built according to plans from the 16th century, allowing 36 different pitches per octave.
Maya Amir (mezzo-soprano), Johannes Keller (arciorgano), Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Jürg Henneberger (musical director).
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