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Best of 2022

Walter Zimmermann

Voces (3CD + Book)

Label: Mode

Format: 3CD + Book

Genre: Compositional

In stock


Voces documents many of Walter Zimmermann’s compositions for voices from 1979–2016. The words set range from Meister Eckhart and Hadewijch to Lermontov, Mandelstam, Jabès, Tranströmer, Ingold and Robert Creeley (with his voice accompanying the musicians). Performers include: Claudia Barainsky, the musicians of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (including David Tudor & Takehisha Kosugi), Tehila Nini GoldsteinKNM Ensemble, Meitar Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Peter Schöne / Jan Philip Schulze, Sarah Maria Sun, Sheva Tehoval / Magda Łapaj, and Walter Zimmermann and Band. Disc 3 is rare recording from 1982: Freunde / Friends sung and played by Zimmermann and his rock/pop/new music band during their U.S. tour, showing a very different musical side of the composer. Deluxe 3-CD set in slipcase with 144-page book of essays and song texts.

Cat. number: mode 335/37
Year: 2022