Meinrad Kneer's Phosphoros Ensemble plays Christian Morgenstern

by Almut Kühne/ Uli Pleßmann/ Frank Gratkowski/ Kathrin Pechlof/ Meinrad Kneer

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Triptychon 09:01
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
Der Hecht 03:19
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
Der Besuch 03:26
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
Nein! 02:54
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
Die Behörde 02:48
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
Die Kugeln 02:01
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
Das Bild 02:45
by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)


In German language!

His fascination with Christian Morgenstern’s (1871-1914) work inspired Meinrad Kneer, the initiator of this project, to start up a new collective named Phosphoros Ensemble.
On one hand, Kneer’s compositions are interpreted sensitively yet theatrically by singer Almut Kühne and on the other hand, Uli Pleßmann’s recitations, which are equally expressive as they are musical, are embedded in the collective improvisations of the ensemble. The unusual instrumentation of (bass-)clarinet, harp and double bass, gives the writer’s poems as well as the voices much space for development.
Text and composition, improvisation and recitation interlock and interweave to form a new whole.
With this intuitive selection of poems, Kneer creates a non-representative cross section of Morgenstern's oeuvre and enriches it through the artistic integration of words and music.


released January 7, 2015

Almut Kühne – voice
Uli Pleßmann – reciting voice
Frank Gratkowski – clarinet & bass clarinet
Kathrin Pechlof – harp
Meinrad Kneer – double bass, composition

Track 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15 by Meinrad Kneer. Track 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16 by Almut Kühne, Uli Pleßmann, Frank Gratkowski, Kathrin Pechlof & Meinrad Kneer

All poems by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)

Recorded May 10 & September 5, 2014
at Studio H2 & P4, Berlin by Marco Birkner
Mixing and Sounddesign by Marco Birkner

Photo and images by laziapazza
Cover Design by Theres Windmüller

Produced by Meinrad Kneer

Special thanks to Almut Kühne, Kathrin Pechlof, Uli Pleßmann, Frank Gratkowski, Sara Ercoli, Marco Birkner, Gerhard Hofmann, Lothar Ohlmeier, Peter Van Huffel & laziapazza


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