Life is a constant becoming, a long way until death – at least. In his music, Alberto Posadas deals with existential themes of being human. In “Poética del Camino”, the Spanish composer sends Ensemble Recherche and the Neue Vocalsolisten on winding paths between isolation and coming together. The text is based on Wilhelm Müller’s cycle of poems “Winterreise”. The path is a search and at the same time: a one-way road. Or, as Müller puts it: “A road must I walk, / By which no one has yet returned.” Fragments from “Winterreise” are combined with lines from Hermann Hesse and two Spanish poets whose lives are five centuries apart: Jorge Manrique and Antonio Machado. They all understand the path as a metaphor for transition, transience, becoming. Recherche percussionist Christian Dierstein also describes “Poética del Camino” as a “poetry of sound on the way.” With this he describes the constant search for extraordinary sounds that characterizes Posada’s expressive and text-based music.
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
Markus Schwind, Trompete
Andrew Digby, Posaune
Kompositionsauftrag des Ensemble Recherche, der Neuen Vocalsolisten Stuttgart und des WDR
Finanziert von der Ernst von Siemens Stiftung