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La voce del violino
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La voce del violino

Exquisite Noyse

Label: Perfect Noise
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085534494
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Catalog number: PN 1501
Releasedate: 20-11-15
  •  A creative and imaginative approach to the repertoire, playing techniques, and instruments of the Renaissance. 
  •  A unique sound, the violin’s earliest voice—vibrant, seductive, and fresh. 
  •  An unusual combination of instruments: members of the violin family and a Renaissance triple harp, all instruments are strung from top to bottom with gut strings with no winding.
The CD „la voce del violino“ of Cologne-based ensemble Exquisite Noyse explores the diverse and colorful musical world into which the violin was born - anonymous dances, arrangements and improvisations, instrumental renditions of vocal works including beautiful and haunting madrigals, chansons and motets by Arcadelt, Janequin, Josquin and Verdelot. The next CD production is planned for Autumn of 2015.
Exquisite Noyse Exquisite Noyse brings to life music of the Renaissance in a very special way. Performing on instruments of the violin family and a Renaissance triple harp, Exquisite Noyse gives life to a pivotal and important musical repertoire. Our choice of repertoire, instruments, and playing techniques conjure an image of the violin as a new technology in a world undergoing radical musical change. In this music, the violin’s earliest voice—vibrant, seductive, fresh, and unfettered by later conventions —leaps off the strings and across the centuries to new ears and new discovery. 
Exquisite Noyse is actually an expedition team; but not one clad in pith helmets, wielding machetes which battles its way through the jungles of the Amazon. Our destination is good old Europe, more precisely the Europe of the 16th century,and our most important weapons are our stringed  instruments. Just as the impenetrable jungle conceals many things, so much of the origins of music for the violin family has been lost in the mists of
the last five centuries. Hence the mission of Exquisite Noyse: to work with the repertoire, performance techniques and the instruments of the Renaissance creatively and imaginatively in order to reproduce the surprising and fresh sound the violin family made when it was still a new technical achievement in a time of the last five centuries. Hence the mission of Exquisite Noyse: to work with the repertoire, performance techniques and
the instruments of the Renaissance creatively and imaginatively in order to reproduce the surprising and fresh sound the violin family made when it was still a new technical achievement in a time of groundbreaking changes in music. This music, the violin’s first “voice” – vibrant, seductive, fresh and unfettered by the conventions that developed in later centuries – leaps from the strings and crosses the divide of centuries to find new listeners and make new discoveries. And that can be as exciting as any expedition to the Amazon!