"This record is one of the most beautiful hommages to Venice, because Holger Falk took the electronic-musicians duo Merzouga on board." - Süddeutsche Zeitung

Prospero Classical 2020/WDR
Holger Falk/Nuovo Aspetto/Merzouga

UA: 17.04.2018 2019, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Award winning baritone Holger Falk sings 18th century songs from Venice. Since this music was never performed in concert halls, but in the streets, Falk invites Merzouga to compose electro-acoustic miniature-compositions that sit between the historically informed interpretations of the gondoliere songs.

"Wonderfully sung by baritone Holger Falk and deliciously accompanied by period instrument combo Nuovo Aspetto. What makes this disc stand out is the contribution made by duo Merzouga, adding a layer of found and electronically treated sounds recorded in Venice. Listen through headphones and it’s the next best thing to actually being there, Merzouga’s technical wizardry enhancing and never obscuring the musical pleasures." - theartsdesk.com

"Diese Platte ist eine der schönsten Venedig-Hommagen, weil sich Falk das Elektronikmusikduo Merzouga in die Gondel geholt hat. Die beiden haben vor Ort Geplätscher, Vaporettogerumpel, Touristengewiesel, Falks Gesinge und Möwengekreisch aufgenommen, zu Akustikschnipseln verarbeitet und zwischen die Songs eingestreut, die Holger Falk frech, übermütig, prall, lasziv singt. Die CD ersetzt einen Venedig-Besuch, kommt ohne die Nachteile des Tourismus aus und vermeidet jede Ansteckungsgefahr, außer der durch die Musik." - Süddeutsche Zeitung

Holger Falk, baritone
Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Sound-compositions by Merzouga

Recorded: 14–17 August 2018, WDR Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz, Köln, Germany
Produced & engineered by Kaling Hanke
Executive producer: Martin Korn
Total time: 79.00
Production of Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln 2018
under exclusive license to Martin Korn Music Production

2020-06-26