Recorder and Live-Electronics

The counterpoint of the traditional instrument recorder in combination with live-electronics. In compositions and improvisations guitar pedals, multitrack and software such as MAX/ MSP are being used.

Inspired by the realisation of compositions by Steve Reich and John Cage and by the collaboration with hans w. koch, Andreas Wagner, Clarence Barlow … this project was born which I am actively expanding and developing.

CD “Electronic Counterpoint” – compositions by Marc Sabat, Ulrich Krieger, Sascha L. Lemke, Georg Hajdu and Manfred Stahnke.

july 03/2021
Fulda, Blockflötenshop/ Kunath

Are you interested in having the chance to try and play the different sizes of Paetzold by Kunath Basses?
Do you own one of these extraordinary instruments but feel unsure how to get started?
Are you already used to playing a Paetzold bass and looking for getting to know people and play interesting music?
Welcome to the Paetzold Recorder Seminar!

We assume that you are able to play f- and c-instruments and read violin- and bass clef
application: +49-(0)661-968938-50,

oct. 22 – 26/ 2021
16th Wittenberger Renaissance Festival
Wittenberg, Leucorea

Music for Ensemble from the times of Luther

Luther had a profound connection to music as being a means to cure the soul of people, because “the devil hates and despises music…”. Following his advice we will play music for recorder consort from the Renaissance.

For participating in this course the playing of three kinds of recorders is required.
Bass-, greatbass- and contrabass recorders are welcome!
If possible, please bring Renaissance recorders. Instruments can be borrowed if asked for beforehand.

Read more: Kurs Blockflöte
Application & hotels: Wittenberger Renaissance Musikfestival

march, 13/ 2022
Recorder Summit
Early Music in Schwelm, Germany

Cori spezzati

compositions for 3-4 choirs of recorders from time of the Gabrieli brothers

april 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Matonna, mia Cara
Musikschule Brühl

Orlando di Lasso, a true European!
compositions for 4-8 voices by Orlando di Lasso and his contemporaries
– for all lovers of consort music for recorders!
Application and information: info[at]

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

Music from Orient and Occident

TAOABIL – new CD! Just released!

Lucia Mense – recorder and traverso
Bassem Hawar – djoze, percussion
Riccardo Delfino – hurdy-gurdy, harp and voice

“La Beltatz” – occitan for “beauty” was the focus of the chant of trobadors and trouvéres in the middle ages.
Orient and Occident were active in permanent cultural exchange – due to pilgrimage and trade, crusades and last but not least: traveling musicians.

10th International Festival of the Portative organ
Reimlingen, Tagungshaus “St. Albert”

Feste. Frohsinn. Vaterunser
Music from the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

Lucia MenseEyn vortreflich hochgezit
Ensemble Workshop: Medieval and Early Renaissance Music.
for organetto, harp, singers, lute, fiddle, flute, recorder, soft bagpipes and the like

Stefan KepplerMusic for Santiago di Compostela
Course for beginners on the portative organ

Corina Marti – Le Banquet de Voeu 1454
Masterclass and Course for experienced players / portative

Read more: Wolkenstayn Orgelbau

Sackpfeifertage auf der Comburg
Schwäbisch Hall, Comburg

Workshop Medieval  Music for Ensemble

A course for “bassa/ soft” instruments:
harp, hümmelchen, portativ organ, hurdy-gurdy, flute, vielle, lute, percussion, singing instrument players are also welcome!

We will play music such as songs, cansos, dances, motets – for 1 to 4 players. The fascination for the prima vista improvisation of medieval musicians will be an inspiration for our research. As well as the development of music for 2-4 parts, the notation of the music and the system of tonal and rhythmic modes.

All players are welcome who know how to play their instruments, have experience in ensemble playing, are willing to play by heart and to improvise.


Scordatura Ensemble plays Harry Partch

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

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

2020 at Transit Leuven and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

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

The Amsterdam Partch Project

Rose Petal Jam

Chamber music by Harry Partch and new Li Po Songs

Scordatura Ensemble/ Amsterdam plays music by Harry Partch on replicas of his earliest instruments like Kithara, Mazda Marimba, adapted viola … – early chamber music dating from 1930-1950, as well as new Li Po Songs commissioned by Scordatura.

with Elisabeth Smalt – adapted viola, Alfrun Schmidt – voice, Chris Rainier – adapted guitars, Samuel Vriezen – kithara, Rainier van Houdt – chromelodeon, Lucas van Helsdingen – bass clarinet and Lucia Mense – flutes/ tin whistle

James Tenney, Tashi Wada, Mark So, Laura Steenberge, Cat Lamb … – compositions inspired by John Cage

Frank Gratkowski – clarinet, Seth Josel – guitar, hans w. koch – electronics, Anton Lukoszievieze – cello and Lucia Mense – recorder

CD “West Coast Soundings”, wandelweiser

Cora Schmeiser – voice
Lucia Mense – flute & recorder
Dietmar Bonnen – keyboards & tools

Dietmar Bonnen, Cora Schmeiser and Lucia Mense got to know each other when participating in a project at Museum Kolumba in Köln/ Germany. Since then they enjoy sounds and ideas. They share similar musical interests, such as music from the middle ages, Dada, improvisation – and are likewise fascinated by the connection of speech and music.

In their projects Hildegard von Bingen and John Cage meet Daniil Charms; Oswald von Wolkenstein and Manfred Niehaus join Isang Yun; Kurt Schwitters befriends Hölderlin …

Website Lunyala Trio – recordings, videos…:



Formed in 2012 – to play pleasant music.

Lucia Mense – recorder
Boris Rühl – clarinet
Georg Wissel – alto saxophone
Carl Ludwig Hübsch – tuba
Radek Stawarz – violin
Michael Griener – percussion
Simon Rummel – composition, director, keyboard
special guest: Ketonge – voice and effects

being joined to form a 10-tett by:
Oxana Omelchuk – Casio-keyboard
Udo Moll – trumpet
Matthias Muche – trombone