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It is whipping and humming, while the orchestra strides like lost in reverie. The enigmatic beginning of Lisa Streich’s portrait CD in the series EDITION ZEITGENÖSSISCHE MUSIK lays the cornerstone for a sound journey, oscillating between this world and the hereafter. In the booklet, Rainer Nonnenmann describes an inventive musical cosmos, whose unity develops only of alleged contradictions: “Lisa Streich’s music has a captivating beauty, at once earnest and playful, strong and meaningful, physical, cruel and tender. It gives us much to feel and think about. It is multi-voiced, ambivalent, incongruous, poetic and profane, as fraught with contradictions as is life itself. It is music of this world, and yet it is not.”

To create a wide musical spectrum, the swede composer uses a variety of instrumentation: raging from duo, over ensemble and choir, to orchestra. The five pieces have been especially recorded for this CD by ensemble recherche, hand werk and UT insieme vocale-consonante, among others. Different production conditions also correspond to the musical diversity: While three of the CD's compositions were recorded at regular venues, the recordings of the vocal works took place in the Cologne Cathedral and the Roman church of Santa Maria in Campitelli.

Production: Schweizer Radio and Fernsehen at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL
Coproduction: Deutschlandfunk and Deutscher Musikrat gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH
Coproduction: Deutscher Musikrat gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH and Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo


Segel for orchestra (2017)
Pietà for motorised cello and ensemble (2012/16)
Agnel for 12-voice choir, objects, choirboy and electronics (2013)
Asche for clarinet and cello (2012)
Stabat for 32 voices in four choirs (2017)


Orchester der Lucerne Festival Academy / Gregor A. Mayrhofer: conductor / Niklas Seidl: motorised cello / hand werk / Vokalensemble Kölner Dom / David Isberner, Sebastian Kellner: boy soprano / Eberhard Metternich: conductor / ensemble recherche / UT insieme vocale-consonante / Lorenzo Donati: conductor

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