Aperi Animam: Part 1
Welcome to Arts Forward MKE, a podcast out of the Imagine MKE podcast shop hosted Lindsay Sheridan, Director of Marketing and PR. We're back from break with a double feature episode about professional vocal early music ensemble Aperi Animam. In this first part, we hear from Daniel Koplitz, Executive Artistic Director, and Jackie Willis, General Manager. We'll hear from them about their experiences that sparked a love of early music, their Milwaukee origin, the founding of the group, and more.
Then, head over to Part 2 for a conversation with panelists from Aperi Animam's recent virtual event #BlackVoicesMatter.
Music: Both clips courtesy Aperi Animam
Intro: Live recording from the final dress rehearsal of Utterance, a work of music theatre Aperi Animam developed with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Cadance Collective, and Amanda Schoofs last October. The piece itself is from a 16th-century collection of chromatic songs called "The Sibylline Prophecies,” written by Orlande de Lassus for the Duke of Bavaria’s court.
Outro: Selection on the Hebrew letter “Daleth" from Thomas Tallis’s second set of Lamentations. Says Daniel, "This was the opener for our concert meditation Libera nos, which we presented at Early Music America’s Emerging Artists Showcase in May 2019. It contains a very spicy “false relation" at the end, where a pitch and its sharpened equivalent sound at the same time creating a jarring dissonance."
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