"Eternal Breath" - The oldest evidence of human musicality

Peripheries II - "Eternal Breath"

Dorothee Oberlinger, recorders
Friederike Potengowski, Stone Age bone flutes
Georg Wieland Wagner, Percussion
l‘arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt

We are drawing a bow from the oldest evidence of human musicality to the present. And these testimonies are ... flutes! Flutes made of animal bones, up to 40,000 years old.

Dorothee Oberlinger's first CD from 1998 was called "Peripheries". Influenced by her studies of new music with Walter van Hauwe in Amsterdam and medieval music with Pedro Memelsdorff in Milan, she published a CD with music from the crossroads of music history, including modern works dedicated to her - and shows the variety of meanings flute music has at music history cornerstones.

In PERIPHERIES II - "Eternal Breath" Dorothee Oberlinger meets Friederike Potengowski, specialist for prehistoric bone flutes, and percussionist Georg Wieland Wagner, who caused a stir with their mystical album "the edge of times".

Together with the ensemble l'arte del mondo, the artists have developed a breathtaking kaleidoscope of sounds throughout human history. The story of the flute is also told - as human breath through time. And popular "hits" will not be forgotten...

Hildegard von Bingen: O Ecclesia

Dorothee Hahne: commentari III
for recorder and elektronics - for Dorothee Oberlinger


Giorgio Mainerio: Shiarazula Marazula & La Lavandara Gagliarda  
(from 'Il primo libro de balli accomodati per cantar et sonar d'ogni sorte de instromenti')

Dario Castello: Sonata XVI "per stromenti d'arco" 
(from 'Sonate concertate In stil Moderno Per Sonar nel Organo overo Clavicembalo con diversi Instrumenti')

Willy Merz: Spiralia for stone age flutes, recorder, strings and b.c. (New work)


Interlude: Wisdom


Anna Friederike Potengowski:

Bird improvisation

Antonio Vivaldi:  Il Gardellino
Concerto for recorder, strings and b.c. D major RV 428

- interval -

Maki Ishii: Black Intention

Georg Wieland Wagner:
Wadawishung Pade
Mayuman - ein Gesang aus der Welt der ungemessenen Zeit (new scoring for  l´arte del mondo)


John Cage: Dream

Antonio Vivaldi: La Notte
Concerto for recorder, strings and b.c. RV 439


Epilogue: Wisdom

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