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John Cage Cage Kaleidoscope
Different kinds of work from different periods of creativity: language, folk songs, Ariosi, tradional and ethnological instruments, slides film, audio recordings. Sigune von Osten knew Cage personally, her interpretation of the "Aria" was authorised by him. Instrumentation 1-8 performers (Solo or with ensemble)

Olivier Messiaen
HARAWI ? songs about love and death dramatic soprano and piano
also with recitations of poetry and texts on Tristan and Isolde

Olivier Messiaen about Sigune von Osten's interpretation:
"The, for any interpreter, highly-sophisticated song cycle ?Harawi? has reached new dimensions with the help of Sigune von Osten's expressive capabilities... It was a miracle. The metamorphosis of my work through her surpassed all my expectations and added extraordinarily creative moments to it, in comparison to all the previous interpretations." (1989) 

Chants de terre et de ciel
Poèmes pour Mi (also in orchestra version)
soprano and piano

Sigune von Osten's repertoire comprises the complete vocal opus of Olivier Messiaen. She has worked on all cycles with him and belonged to his preferred interpreters. (At the piano: Markus Bellheim, Messiaen-prize-winner Paris 2001)

Giancinto Scelsi ? Caro Amico (Dear friend)
Solo and ensemble pieces, prose and poetry

Sigune von Osten worked together with Giancinto Scelsi for many years and was friends with him; he had dedicated songs to her (solo or in collaboration with the ensemble Musica Temporale)
In this program you cannot only listen to Scelsi's music but also to his less known, sensitive poetry and prose.

Luigi Nono
Canciones a Guiomar (1962 /63)
Soprano, drums, celesta, guitar, violin, viola, double bass
Omage a Emilio Vedova (1960)
<Ha venido>, Canciones para Silvia (1960)
Soprano, 6 voiced choire a capella
La fabbrica illuminata (1964)
Female voice and tape
A floresta e jove e cheja de vida (1966)
Soprano, actress, clarinet, copper record player, playback tape

This program offers an insight into the politically committed chamber music of Luigi Nono. It's the content that links the pieces, (electronic) interludes give non-verbal listening impulses. Sigune von Osten knew Luigi Nono personally; he especially valued her interpretation of "La fabbrica illuminata" (with the ensemble Musica Temporale)

Classical modernity

Arnold Schönberg
Letters (reading), The book of the Hanging Gardens, Pierrot lunaire
also with slides, film clips, audio recordings, original sound Schönberg
in connection with Nuria Schoenberg Nono
with the ensemble MUSICA TEMPORALE

Arnold Schönberg ? John Cage ? Ernst Jandl
String quartet F sharp minor, stringquartet, silence
with Hába quartet

Kurt Weill
Songs and lyrics
also with slides, film clips, audio recordings,
with the ensemble MUSICA TEMPORALE

Paul Hindemith
Marienleben (Life of the Virgin) (1./ 2. / orchestra version)

Hans Werner Henze "Imaginary Theatre"
Le miracle de la rose (Miracle of the rose), El rey de Harlem (The king of Harlem)

Hans Werner Henze "Songs"
Songs and dances (from La Cubana), Voices
with the ensemble MUSICA TEMPORALE

1. MUT - Soli (uncommon) with acoustic and/or visual recordings ad-lib

André Boucourechliev Trois extraits du Non d'Oedipe (Jocaste) Jocy de Oliveira Medea Luigi Nono Djamila Boupacha / La fabbrica illuminata
Marek Kopelent Black and white tears Enugis Smahd Coexistence

The fates of strong, courageous women make up the content of compository engagement: Jocaste for André Boucourechliev, Text Hélène Cixous knows that Oedipus is her son and stands by this love. Medea, in Jocy de Oliveira's work, an emigrant from the third world, who murders her children in order to protect them from the brutality of the barbaric world towards anything different. Djamila Boupache, the revolutionary student, who is shot during a protest march and the woman in "La fabbrica illuminata" who rebels against the inhuman working conditions in an industrial world. "Black and white tears?, a psycho-drama between threat and liberation Coexistence, a call for peaceful togetherness All pieces, except for the ones by Nono, were written for Sigune von Osten.

Silence ? Listening (meditative-sensual, with Chinese instruments)
Music by Cage, Scelsi, Hildegard von Bingen, Words of the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, John Cage et al.

An evening for reflection, developed by Sigune von Osten together with the Chinese musician Wu Wei and his traditional Chinese instruments Sheng, Erhu, Bawu, Xun and others

Lewd songs (bold, entertaining)
Songs, chansons, folk songs by Weill, Satie, Ives, Berio

An entertaining, subtle evening with merry, frivolous and contemplative songs

Coexistence (Cross over) committed, multicultural, improvised music

Music with non-European and European musicians and lyrics on the topic of "Coexistence", premiered at the opening of the homonymous exhibition of the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem in Berlin 2002, developed by Sigune von Osten

Novemberland (politically committed cross over)
13 sonnetts by Günter Grass ? A musical statement
by Günter Baby Sommer and Sigune von Osten
Ours ? Novemberland ? Late sun flowers ? All Soul's Day ? Unscheduled ? Lingering rain ? The fortress grows ? Defoliated ? After brief illness ? At clear sight ? Who comes