Credits

”Ströme” is a musical composition commissioned by the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig for artist Martin Kohlstedt and the Gewandhaus Chor, kindly supported by VNG AG. This composition was created for the project „Two Play To Play“, which is a venture designed by Karen Laube and Matthias Krähenbiel and produced and organized by the Gewandhaus.

www.gewandhausorchester.de

The Gewandhaus Chor was recorded on june 09 and june 10, 2018 in the Gewandhaus Leipzig.

«Ströme»

If you close your eyes, the space around you begins to pulsate. A choir of 70 people, united, yet physically separated from each other, and Martin Kohlstedt in his pulpit built of keyboard instruments. As the participants engage in a moment of contemplation, they are doing what all human beings do simply to stay alive: they breathe.

First singles NIODOM and KSYCHA out now.

In NIODOM, Martin Kohlstedt’s piano – elegant as ever – makes its way through a space that’s intimidatingly full of life: a crystalline web that reacts to each action he takes on the keyboard, an architectural structure that remains hidden to us, but reflects his every movement. As the first single from his forthcoming album Ströme (Streams), NIODOM introduces us to a mammoth project. In collaboration with the 50-strong Leipzig GewandhausChor, Martin Kohlstedt has applied his composer’s instincts to the first musical instrument that ever existed: the human voice.

As if the sky had never belonged to humanity, the air that we breathe asserts its power. It whips back at us, electrified and surreal in its weight, wrenching us deep into the epicentre of the storm. KSYCHA, the second single from Martin Kohlstedt’s forthcoming album Ströme (Currents), develops by drawing in the listener dramatically with the piano and then turning its focus inwards, going face to face with chaos. In the maelstrom of KSYCHA even the voices of the GewandhausChor singers become unrecognisable as they fight back in their search for a shared rhythm.

Stay up to date as soon as there is new music, the preorder of „Ströme“ and concerts with the choir.

«Ströme»

If you close your eyes, the space around you begins to pulsate. A choir of 70 people, united, yet physically separated from each other, and Martin Kohlstedt in his pulpit built of keyboard instruments. As the participants engage in a moment of contemplation, they are doing what all human beings do simply to stay alive: they breathe.

First singles NIODOM and KSYCHA out now.

In NIODOM, Martin Kohlstedt’s piano – elegant as ever – makes its way through a space that’s intimidatingly full of life: a crystalline web that reacts to each action he takes on the keyboard, an architectural structure that remains hidden to us, but reflects his every movement. As the first single from his forthcoming album Ströme (Streams), NIODOM introduces us to a mammoth project. In collaboration with the 50-strong Leipzig GewandhausChor, Martin Kohlstedt has applied his composer’s instincts to the first musical instrument that ever existed: the human voice.

As if the sky had never belonged to humanity, the air that we breathe asserts its power. It whips back at us, electrified and surreal in its weight, wrenching us deep into the epicentre of the storm. KSYCHA, the second single from Martin Kohlstedt’s forthcoming album Ströme (Currents), develops by drawing in the listener dramatically with the piano and then turning its focus inwards, going face to face with chaos. In the maelstrom of KSYCHA even the voices of the GewandhausChor singers become unrecognisable as they fight back in their search for a shared rhythm.

Credits

”Ströme” is a musical composition commissioned by the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig for artist Martin Kohlstedt and the Gewandhaus Chor, kindly supported by VNG AG. This composition was created for the project „Two Play To Play“, which is a venture designed by Karen Laube and Matthias Krähenbiel and produced and organized by the Gewandhaus.

www.gewandhausorchester.de

The Gewandhaus Chor was recorded on june 09 and june 10, 2018 in the Gewandhaus Leipzig.

Stay up to date as soon as there is new music, the preorder of „Ströme“ and concerts with the choir.