Collect/Project: The Future of Song

  • 08:00 PM
  • Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 5811 S Ellis Ave, Chicago

As “Hamburg’s queen of avant-garde” (Hamburger Abendblatt), Frauke Aulbert boasts a vocal range of four octaves and has specialized in the contemporary vocal performance having mastered overtone and undertone-singing, multi-phonics and other timbre-altering techniques, in addition to her formal training in lyrical singing.

As a vocal-sound-researcher she studies, describes and sings many different genres – including gamelan, jazz, dhrupad, beatboxing, – and applies those sounds to her interpretation of contemporary vocal music. Improvisation and performances of pieces specifically written for her voice have led to her participation in festivals all over Europe. International concert tours have included Brasil, Georgia, Tunisia and the United States.

She was awarded the first prize by the Stockhausen Foundation for interpreting the INDIANERLIEDER. She received long-term artists residencies in Rome and Paris (Goethe Institut and Cité International des Arts).

Frauke Aulbert has collaborated with the composers Georges Aperghis, Vinko Globokar, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Simon Stockhausen, Geoffroy Drouin and Alexander Schubert.
She studied in Kiel, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Hamburg (diploma) and has attended master classes with Lauren Newton, Sainkho Namchylak, David Moss, Michael Vetter, Michiko Hirayama, Linda Wise and Amelia Cuni.

Flutist Shanna Gutierrez appears throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, clinician, and in various chamber collaborations. She is a founding member of Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente, recipient of the 2012 Kranichstein Prize for Interpretation. She has performed as a guest with ensemble interface, ensemble TZARA, Fonema Consort, and the Collegium Novum Zürich, in addition to concerts and residencies in Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, South Korea, Mexico, and Colombia.

She has received numerous awards and accolades for her performances including, prizes at the 2011 (THINKI) and 2013 (XI) Stockhausen Courses, and the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. As a specialist in contemporary performance, Shanna is dedicated to promoting and advancing contemporary music in cultural life today through innovative performances and educational projects.


Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (GER: b. 1962): Finite Jest (2014) for voice and flute (9’) (World Premiere)
Matthias Kaul (GER: b. 1949): Silence is my voice (for voice with tape and mouth speaker) (18’)
Morgan Krauss (USA: b. 1985): New Work for voice and flute (6’) (World Premiere)
Toshio Hosokawa (JAP/GER: b. 1955) Atem Lied for bass flute solo (12’)
Toshio Hosokawa (JAP/GER: b. 1955) Kuroda-Bushi for voice and alto flute (8’)

Scheduled Performances:

February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm:
Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago 5811 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
7:30pm Pre-Concert talk with Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf

February 9, 2015 at 7:30pm:
Northwestern University, Lutkin Recital Hall, 700 University Pl, Evanston, IL 60208

February 12, 2015 at 7:30pm:
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801

February 15, 2015 at 7:30pm:
University of Minnesota School of Music, Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, 2106 Fourth Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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