Angelus Novus II

NEOS 11700CD NEOS 11700CD

Helmut Oehring was born in East Berlin in 1961. A self-taught guitarist and composer, he was a master student of Georg Katzer at the Berlin Academy of Arts between 1992 and 1994. The recipient of a scholarship at the Villa Massimo in Rome in 1994/95, he has since garnered many awards such as the Hindemith Prize (1997) and the Arnold Schönberg Prize (2008) for his oeuvre as a whole, which today comprises more than 350 works across virtually all genres. His autobiography entitled Mit anderen Augen. Vom Kind gehörloser Eltern zum Komponisten (With different eyes. From child of deaf parents to composer) was published in 2011 and, under his direction, it was produced as an audio play on SWR in 2015. Helmut Oehring's oeuvre focuses on composition and music theater staging of instrumental-vocal and audio-visual works that blend poetic and documentary content and form, orientated around topical reality.

Angelus Novus II, Collage instrumental-vocal mis-en-scène (2014) was recorded live at Dampfzentrale Bern, January 24 and 25, 2015. Performed by Vertigo Ensemble Hochschule der Künste Bern. Personnel: Helmut Oehring - composition; Stefanie Wördemann - concept & libretto; Lennart Dohms - conductor; Benoît Piccand, Beat Müller, Samuel Gfeller - live audio; Mirella Weingarten - staging; Angela Koerfer-Bürger - stage direction; Benoît Piccand - recording engineer.