2019 album. ECM.
Led by nyckelharpa virtuoso Marco Ambrosini - Italian musician, composer and arranger extraordinaire - Ensemble Supersonus applies its unique instrumental blend, capped by the otherworldly overtone singing of Anna-Maria Hefele, to very wide-ranging repertoire. Building bridges between cultures and traditions, ‘Resonances’ sets compositions by Biber, Frescobaldi and Hildegard von Bingen next to Swedish folk music, Ottoman court music, and original pieces by each of the band members.
Ambrosini is one of very few musicians playing nyckelharpa outside the Swedish folk tradition. He was first heard on ECM on a pair of albums of lutenist Rolf Lislevand , then on a recording of music by Estonian composer Helena Tulve, and “If Grief Could Wait”, a collaboration between harpist Giovanna Pessi and singer Susanna Wallumrød . Most recently he was in a duo with accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier on Inventio, an album with similarly great imaginative reach to ‘Resonances’.
In recent years he has participated in numerous radio, television and CD productions (more than 150), as a solo artist, composer or member of ensemble Oni Wytars (Germany), Els Trobadors (Spain), Unicorn, Accentus, Clemencic Consort, Armonico Tributo (Austria), Ensemble Kapsberger (Rolf Lislevand-Norway), Camerata Nordica (Sweden), Holland Baroque (Netherlands), Lucilla Galeazzi, Ensemble La Chimera (IT), Vox Clamantis (EE), Jean-Louis Matinier, Michael Riessler and others.
The Band: Marco Ambrosini (nyckelharpa), Anna-Liisa Eller (kannel), Anna- Maria Hefele (polyphonic overtone singing, harp), Wolf Jansch (Jew’s harp), Eva-Maria Rusche (harpsichord, square piano).