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Vocal Alumni Perform Rare Stockhausen Double Bill

Mon 30 October 2017

Vocal alumni are performing two Stockhausen masterpieces at the Barbican with Singcircle, directed by Trinity Laban staff conductor Gregory Rose, marking the ten-year anniversary of the composer’s death.

Trinity Laban vocal alumni Zoe Freedman and Guy Elliott join Singcircle, one of the leading exponents of contemporary vocal music, in a collaboration with some of Stockhausen’s closest associates to present a rare performance of two defining masterpieces: the meditative, trance-like Stimmung and the earth-shattering Cosmic Pulses.

Zoe and Guy first sung Stimmung with Gregory in 2013, whilst still students at Trinity Laban, and are excited to revisit the work with Singcircle, who have performed it over 50 times.

Zoe commented on performing the work again –

“It’s a huge honour to perform Stimmung again at the Barbican with Greg and Singcircle, who have such a wealth of experience with the piece. It’s an awe-inspiring work which is both challenging and beautiful. I am really enjoying revisiting it and working hard on the detail of the harmonics!”

Guy furthered –

“The opportunity to perform as part of a group that has become almost synonymous with this work is truly amazing. I can’t thank Trinity Laban enough for pushing me to explore repertoire outside of my comfort zone, it has broaden my horizons and helped me become a versatile and employable musician.”

From opposite ends of Stockhausen’s career, this concert of extremes will undoubtedly be a memorable affair.

For more information and to book visit the Barbican website.


Photograph © Stockhausen Foundation for Music, Kürten, Germany