Comosition Commissions to Marc Andre, Hans Thomalla und Katharina Rosenberger

Gare du Nord Basel, Switzerland

Anima Trianguli is a cross-border project between Germany, France and Switzerland – one that revives this region at the crossroads of three countries on the Upper Rhine as the cradle of humanism. With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation composition commissions will be issued to Marc Andre, Hans Thomalla and Katharina Rosenberger, each of which will be dedicated to an exponent of humanism active in Basel, Sélestat or Pforzheim. Forming a linking element between the three new compositions will be Renaissance madrigals sung by the three-voice vocal ensemble Schola Cantorum Basiliensis – to be accompanied by Catalina Vicens who specializes in historic keyboard instruments and percussion. Providing content-focused accents interspersed between the musical works will be short readings of humanist texts that will be selected in cooperation with the EU research project Humanist Heritage on the Upper Rhine – a project currently underway at the universities of Basel, Freiburg, Mulhouse and Strasbourg.

January 16, 2014
Gare du Nord Basel, Switzerland  

January 17, 2014 – January 28, 2014
Eglise St. Foy Sélestat, France  

January 29, 2014
Schlosskirche Pforzheim, Germany

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