Frauke Aulbert. To sing or not to sing

Thursday 22 September 2022
El Almudín Study & Mercato Hub
Free entry with prior registration

To sing or not to sing

A personal concert, individually tailored to each visitor. After getting to know each other a bit, we will find out together what would be the best work for YOU today, from which YOU can take the most with you. Beautiful, fun, energetic, virtuoso, lively, contemplative – whatever YOU need that day!
The range of musical works can vary from american experimental pop music from the 70s, pieces with body performance action and contemporary musics compositions.

To share my music with other people is something I had been missing throughout the nearly two years in which in Germany the concert halls were closed during Corona. But already before the pandemic – and now even more – I am very interested in getting closely in touch with my audience, in getting to know them, exchange with them, move them emotionally or maybe even physically.

In To Sing Or Not To Sing the visitor will be able to get to know me a little, and be able to influence the music/performance which he/she will experience as a private concert – only me and the one spectator. This encounter is very special, as the spectator is not only very close to the performer, but will also experience this very special event which will be tailored to his/her personal needs of that specific day, that specific moment. “What do you wish for?”, “What do you need – today?” might be questions appearing on my questionnaire.

Languages for the interview part can be Castellano, German, Italian and English. And maybe French.

IMPORTANT NOTE: attendance at these concerts requires prior registration by filling out the form to which the purchase link gives access. The concerts are for one spectator and will last 15 minutes.

Thursday, September 22 3:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. The Almudín Studio

Thursday, September 22 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Merkato Hub

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Frauke Aulbert is a soprano, voice artist and performance artist. Her work reaches from the virtuosic interpretation of musical and physical compositions, her international voice-collecting-research up to the creation of musical-theatrical situations and close encounters with her audience. She performs worldwide from big stages to the small off-stage, and has received numerous artists-residency awards and prizes.

“Hamburg’s queen of avantgarde” (Hamburger Abendblatt Jan. 2010) Frauke Aulbert is one of the most active and multi-talented vocalists in the field of contemporary music today. Her almost infinite, impressive vocal sound palette enfolds a nearly four octave range next to classical singing (diploma), over- and undertone-singing, multiphonics, techniques from Bulgarian folclore, Korean gugak, gamelan, jazz, dhrupad, beatboxing a.s.o.

Aulbert was awarded various prizes and grants, the first prize by the Stockhausen-foundation, as well as artist residencies in Rome (Goethe Institut), Paris (Cité Internationale des Arts) and Stuttgart (Akademie Schloss Solitude) in 2016-18, and Goethe Institute/Villa Kamogawa Kyoto 2020.

Concerts led her to festivals all over the world: Witten Days for New Chamber Music, Casa Giacinto Scelsi Rome, Radio France/Festival Présence, ZKM, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Onassis Centre Athens, Internationale Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Warsaw Autumn, LIG Art Hall Seoul, Resonant Bodies New York, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Ear Taxi Chicago, Klang Copenhaguen, What’s next Brussels, Berghain Berlin and many more, to Brasil, the USA, Australia, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Tunisia, Georgia and South-Korea.

Aulbert has collaborated with composers such as Chaya Czernowin, Vinko Globokar, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Iris ter Shiphorst, Arturo Fuentes, Johannes Kreidler, Simon Stockhausen, Brigitta Muntendorf, Heera Kim, Michael Maierhof, Geoffroy Drouin and Alexander Schubert. She has been recoding for film (‘The Future’, Miranda July), CD (Decoder Ensemble, Magic Malik etc.) and radio (Deutschlandradio, RAI, Radio France etc.). She performed with stage directors such as Claus Guth and Thierry Brühl and ensembles such as L’art pour l’art, HANATSUmiroir, DissonArt Ensemble, Ensemble MAM – Manufaktur aktuelle Musik, Ensemble S201 and directors like Christof Löser, Johannes Kalitzke and Peter Rundel etc.
Frauke Aulbert is founding member and artistic (co)director of the groups Collect/Project (Hamburg-Chicago), Decoder Ensemble (Hamburg) and Forum Neue Vokalmusik (Hannover). She studied in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, and in Kiel and Hamburg, Germany.

Since 2020 has curated the Festival für Immaterielle Kunst (FIK) at Elbphilharmonie and Kamnpagel in Hamburg, Germany, which fusions experimental music and performance art.

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Frauke Aulbert, a soprano, voice artist & performance artist

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