Premiere at the Kölner Fest für Alte Musik 2018

Tristan & Iseult – About Love and Treason

actor – Thomas Höft
soprano, harp – Miriam Andersén
baritone – Raitis Grigalis
fiddle – Susanne Ansorg
flute and concept – Lucia Mense

By the magic of a Love potion the knight Tristan and princess Isolde fall deeply in love. The drama, based on the folie of war and violence, ends with the death of both lovers. This popular story is frequently set to music – obviously the most famous version is the opera by Richard Wagner. Lucia Mense has taken the original epos by Gottfried von Straßburg as starting point and focus of her performance: supplemented and commented by contemporary medieval music from numerous sources – with the fascinating Miriam Andersén as Isolde.

Ars Choralis Coeln/ Maria Jonas

Hildegard von Bingen: ORDO VIRTUTUM

CD release in september 2018, Raumklang

Anima – Cora Schmeiser
Diabolus – Lucia Mense (flute, recorder)
Humilitas – Maria Jonas

Virtutes – Susanne Ansorg (fiddle, bells), Stefanie Brijoux, Sylvia Dörnemann, Uta Kirsten, Petra Koerdt, Pamela Petsch, Consuelo Sanudo, Amanda Simmons, Christine Wehler

Scordatura Ensemble plays Harry Partch

Li Po-Songs and early chamber music by Harry Partch on Partch instruments

with
Elisabeth Smalt, Alfrun Schmidt, Chris Rainier, Lucas van Helsdingen, Rainier van Houdt, Samuel Vriezen and Lucia Mense

2018 Finale of the Amsterdam Partch Project: in june in Café Oto/ London and in october at the James-Joyce-Festival in the Oosterkerk/ Amsterdam.

Now we are working on the release of our first CD! We will keep you posted!