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Terry Riley's masterpiece In C the piece with which American Minimalism established itself in the history of music is here, for the first time, to be heard in a version for only voices and mallet instruments.
- An absolutely stunning version, not to be missed.ARS NOVA Copenhagen is widely recognized as one of the finest vocal groups in Europe. Founded in 1979, the ensemble today is busier than ever. In addition to its annual season of concerts in Copenhagen and throughout Denmark, the ensemble regularly appears across Europe, in North and South America, and Asia. Ars Nova is also building collaborations with creative artists in different fields such as drama, film and ballet, as well as cultivating new modes of concert performance and innovative repertoire.
At the heart of ARS NOVA Copenhagens work is its equal dedication to early music and new music. Some programs explore the cross-currents between the two, while others form detailed portraits of individual composers or genres within a given period.
Each season, the group has a composer in residence: Toivo Tulev (Estonia) in 2007-8, Bernd Franke (Germany) 2008-9, Sunleif Rasmussen (Faroe Islands) 2009-10 and Áskell Másson (Iceland) 2010-11.
The group has its own record label, ARS NOVA Records (distributed by Naxos) on which Taverner & Tudor Music II - Gloria tibi Trinitas Mass is the most recent release. Other recordings like Taverner & Tudor Music I and the voices-and-percussion version of Terry Rileys 60s masterpiece In C received great reviews all over the world. Currently Ars Nova is finishing a large-scale recording project together with Dacapo Records (Danish national label), to record the six major narrative works by Heinrich Schütz, all to be released in 2009-10.