LIST OF PROGRAMSensemble and solo

ENSEMBLE COLUSCA

The three COLUSCA-members are fascinated by the "verdigris from the Middle Ages". By rubbing it off, they manage to expose concealed musical treasures. The trio treats the patina with voice, flute and fiddle, and brings into the light texts that appear almost dadaistic. As proven specialists in early European music, the three musicians succeed to keep their interpretations fresh and up to date. read more

 

ENSEMBLE NU:N

MANIGEM HERZEN

The three musicians of ensemble Nu:n (Cora Schmeiser - voice & recitation, Gert Anklam – saxophones and Falk Zenker – guitar & live electronics) delve into the earliest surviving sources of the music, and give it a new sonic guise of our time. read more

 

ABOUT THE UNLUCKY, ANGELS AND SINGING MUTES

Ensemble Nu:n sets out to explore the sense of humour of the Middle Ages. In medieval pubs and churches they encountered surprising testimonies of sacral buffoonery as well as profane satire. Can we still laugh or cry about it after 750 years? read more

 

SOUND OF MYSTICISM

Ensemble Nu:n provides updated versions of powerful Gregorian chants, mystical texts and angelic songs from medieval manuscripts by Hildegard von Bingen and from the Codex Las Huelgas unfold in space as part of the musical search for eternity in the here and now. read more

 

FROM A TENDER SHOOT

Ensemble Nu:n stages the musical origins of Christmas. The musicians transform ancient hymns from the 4th century and Gregorian chants of the season of Advent. read more

 

LUNYALA TRIO

THIS AND THAT

The Lunyala Trio presents a mix of Dadaism with contemporary and medieval repertoires using vocals, Glockenspiel, steel drum, snare drum, recorders, Widerstand, shruti box, crackle box, casio, toy piano, kalimba, singing bowls, a milk frother and coffee grinder. read more

 

(i.c.w.) MUZIEKTHEATER HOLLANDS DIEP

MARIA VAN BRABANT

Maria van Brabant- Empress, abbess, party animal is a song program, produced by music theater Hollands Diep from Dordrecht, in which Cora Schmeiser and Daan Verlaan take the audience to the house of Maria, where she organized legendary evenings full of food, drink, and music 800 years ago. read more

 

ENSEMBLE MA

SPACE IN BETWEEN

Ma is a Japanese term which can be translated as ‘gap’, ‘space’ or ‘pause’. In artistic practice, it is interpreted as a concept of empty space, often holding as much importance as the rest of an artwork. In our sonic project, we are exploring the experience of ‘space in between’. read more

 

ENSEMBLE DIE GAZELLEN

SCHapo!

A post-Dadaistic evening with a happy surprise-program in honour of Kurt SCHwitters. read more

 

ENSEMBLE ARS CHORALIS COELN

The renowned women's schola performs music from medieval women's monasteries. read more

 

 

• SOLO PROGRAMS

CORA'S HearARIUM FOR PRIVATE DEVOTION

Inspired by the medieval Dutch motto: ‘Ic heb in minen sinnen wat nyewes aen te gaen’, Cora invites you to a private-devotion for 1 singer and 1-2 listeners. read more

 

VOX SANGUINIS / the voice of blood

Cora Schmeiser - the voice of blood - takes us on a journey through a laboratory of visions, that is inspired by the oeuvre of Hildegard von Bingen. read more

 

BIRDS AND FLOWERS OF VENTADORN AND VELDEKE

A guided tour past the seasons of the amorous heart based on the Occitan poetry of the troubadour Bernart de Ventadorn and the Minnesänger Heinrich von Veldeke. read more

 

TIME TRAVEL OF A TROBAIRITZ

Trobairitz Cora Schmeiser travels zig-zag through past and present day Europe looking for traces of the human soul. read more

 

NEWSREAL

An audio visual chamber opera in which an incessant flow of information tries to find its way into the life of a soprano. read more

 

FOUR

A music theater performance with the four temperaments as a starting point. read more

 

SONG BOOKS

A special program for voice, piano and live-electronics, compiled from the collection of short works of the same name by John Cage. read more

 

THE WRONG LEG

Cora Schmeiser treats the audience to a vocal programme of on-stage interpretations to words by Daniil Kharms, Velemir Khlebnikov, Georges Aperghis and Christian Morgenstern. read more

 

DER GRÜNSPANRÜSSEL ALS ZEICHEN EINER NEUEN ZEIT

Cora Schmeiser serves a vocal meal originating from art movements like 'Dada' and 'de Stijl'. read more

 

URSONATE

Performance of the (complete) Magnum Opus by the German Dadaist and sound poet Kurt Schwitters. read more