nosongs – Marianne Schuppe

"Marianne Schuppe continues to reimagine songs and their relation to tone and melody, here in a series of 11 songs realized with voice, lute, and uber bows, creating delicate accompaniment to her lucid movements between pure sound and words, singing and speaking her lyrics of succinct phrases rich in subtle intimation and evocative imagery; beautiful.

"nosongs" takes the ideas and qualities of Schuppe's previous work and distils and refines them into an even more potent brew. These most tenuous of songs are also song at its most compelling." - Nathan Thomas, Fluid Radio

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1. The - 2:15
2. Other - 2:36
3. April - 3:03
4. Calling - 6:48
5. Any - 2:15
6. Here - 2:23
7. In - 1:58
8. Fingers - 5:35
9. With - 3:19
10. Bedenck - 3:16
11. Still - 2:34

Marianne Schuppe

Marianne Schuppe is a singer, writer and composer working across music and language. She continually develops her work through improvisation, performance and writing. Her prime interest lies in the voice's ability to move between pure sound and words as well as in multilinguism. She studied visual arts and music in Hildesheim/Germany and extendeded her vocal studies in South India (Kalakshetra Academy), Switzerland (Jolanda Rodio) and Italy (Michiko Hirayama). She often works solo, but also collaborated with composers Caroline Wilkins, Roland Dahinden, Michael Maierhof, Hans-Jürg Meier, Antoine Beuger and with ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Phönix Basel and Basel Sinfonietta.