Sequitur IX

mezzo soprano and live-electronics [View Score]

Margarete Jungen: mezzo soprano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

In “Sequitur IX” for mezzo soprano and live-electronics, I was scrutinizing non-western chants and vocal techniques. When I was composing this piece, I experimented with my own voice and tried out everything before writing it down. Here, I was utilizing techniques of overtone singing, combined with plainchant singing and belcanto. As if eastern and western religious ceremonies were melting together into something beyond…