| Leo Kupper
Aviformes; Kamana; Parcours pour Santur; Paroles sur
Lèvres; Paroles sur Langue; Lumière sans Ombre
Barbara Zanichelli, soprano; Anna Maria Kieffer,
mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Isherwood, bass
Leo Kupper was born in Belgium in 1935. He worked with
Henri Pousseur at the first electronic music studio in Belgium and is
founder and director of the "Studio de Recherches et de Structurations
Electroniques Auditives" in Brussels. This is his 3rd release on Pogus
and he remains a master at working with electronics and the human voice.
Of the six works presented on this CD, five involve the
human voice. Sung by Barbara Zanichelli, Anna Maria Kieffer, and
Nicholas Isherwood, their microphone recordings were integrated into
Kupper's digital computer sessions - hence the title Digital Voices.
The remaining work is for the santur.
All the songs on this recording are abstract, which
allows both composer and singer a certain artistic liberty. Kupper's
stated goal in this recording of digital songs is "to encourage the
internationalization of spirituality through a musical language that
accepts both sung and instrumental world sonorities that can be mixed
with electronic sounds derived from the voices of the singers."
Also available from Pogus:
Leo Kupper - Ways of the Voice
Leo Kupper - Electro-Acoustic