2016, Fri, Jan 15

Hauschka, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Barbara Morgenstern und der Chor der Kulturen der Welt: Lautarchiv

Hauschka © Mareike Foecking, Barbara Morgenstern © Mara von Kummer, Ari Benjamin Meyers © Ricarda Spiegel, Chor der Kulturen der Welt © promo

Hauschka © Mareike Foecking, Barbara Morgenstern © Mara von Kummer, Ari Benjamin Meyers © Ricarda Spiegel, Chor der Kulturen der Welt © promo

The voices of prisoners of war from Europe, the Congo, North Africa and Asia: The sound archives (German: Lautarchiv) of the Humboldt University of Berlin contain 7,500 shellac records with recordings made in German prisoner-of-war camps between 1915 and 1918.

The Düsseldorf pianist, the New York/Berlin composer and conductor, and Berlin-based singer and songwriter integrate the unique and disturbing material in a choral work.