LILY IST VON IHREM... ABENTEUER ZURUCKGEKEHRT - WIGMORE HALL
Category: music for voice
Collaborators: Oge Nwosu (Writer)
for soprano, cello, bass clarinet and trombone
Commissioned by Wigmore Hall as part of the Voiceworks
Lily ist von ihrem … Abenteuer zurückgekehrt is the piece created in collaboration with writer and librettist Oge Nwosu and emerging musicians: Mimi Doulton (soprano), Akito Goto (cello), Heather Ryall (bass clarinet) and Ian Sankey (trombone). The piece was premiered at the legendary Wigmore Hall in London as a part of Voiceworks and has been awarded the Guildhall's award Tracy Chadwell Prize for the best piece premiered during the event..
The music was composed for the original text written by Oge Nwosu and its purpose is to emphasize a spoken word and complement the unspeakable. Importantly, the text takes its form from a collage technique pulling us into the fascinating world of Lily's adventures and the unrelated-related series of events. The project had been developed during a six months period through a series of workshops and meetings led by Paul Newland and Julian Philips with the support of Wigmore Hall Learning – a major supporter of contemporary chamber music and song, as a commissioner of new works and a champion of living composers.
World Premiere of Lily ist von ihrem … Abenteuer zurückgekehrt took place on 23rd May 2017 at Wigmore Hall in London.