PAST edition 2018
1 June until 24 August
7 Sept 2018 | 8.30 PM
“Hush, no more. Be silent, all.”
The first sentence of the title track of her album HUSH says it all: it’s all about intimacy. Working alongside celebrated guitarist Marnix Dorrestein, a long-awaited dream of classical singer Nora Fischer finally became reality: the redefinition of early music songs. 17th Century composers such as Monteverdi, Purcell and Dowland have provided songs with an incredible beauty that are extremely close to the pop music of today, only with a performance practice that is usually far away from the ears of this generation.
With this project, Nora & Marnix place these songs in our time. Stripped of mannerisms, sung in a lower key and performed in the purest version: simple, timeless and intensely beautiful. Sometimes groovy and soulful, sometimes silent and soul-piercing. Approached with the creativity of songwriters from the 21st century.
HUSH was released on Deutsche Grammophon label on 13 April 2018, and we’re proud to present it on our splendid roof.