Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Sequenza III, for voice on AllMusic. Luciano Berio. Sequenza . Sequenza III (author’s note). Sequenza III for voice (). The voice carries always an excess of connotations, whatever it is doing. From the grossest of noises. Berio described Sequenza III as being a 3 part invention built on elements of text, performance would be different, the directions on the score are very precise.

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For this reason Sequenza III can also be considered as a dramatic essay whose story, so to speak, is the relationship between the soloist and her own voice Sequenza III was written in for Cathy Berberian.

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Genre Vocal Music Classical. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Introspection Late Night Partying. Inspired by Berberian’s extraordinary vocal prowess, Berio set out in Sequenza III to create a catalog of vocal gestures that encompassed the gamut of effects and techniques.


From the grossest of noises to the most delicate of singing, the voice always means something, iji refers beyond itself and creates a huge range of associations. The text had to be homogeneous, in order to lend itself to a project that consisted essentially of exorcising the excessive connotations and composing them into musical units. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

Sequenza III (author’s note)

Songs for Seven Centuries. In Sequenza III I tried to assimilate many aspects of everyday vocal life, including trivial ones, without losing intermediate levels or indeed normal singing. Streams Videos All Posts. Il contenuto di questa pagina richiede una nuova versione di Adobe Flash Player.

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The Great Works for Voice. Give me a few words for a woman to sing a truth allowing us to build a house without worrying before night comes. Ricerca Search this site: The “text” consists of vocatives of little semantic value by Markus Kutter; meaning instead emerges via the soprano’s evocation of particular expressive formulas: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio.

One of Luciano Berio’s most fruitful sources of inspiration was his long collaboration with soprano Cathy Berberian – 83who was the composer’s wife as well as a primary exponent of his work throughout the s.


The voice carries always an excess of connotations, whatever it is doing.

Sequenza III is a sequenzw very much of its era, paralleling other experiments in vocal music and textual meaning such as Cage ‘s Aria and Ligeti ‘s Aventures In Memoriam Cathy Berberian. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. In order to control such a wide range of oii behaviour, I felt Iui had to break up the text in an apparently devastating way, so as to be able to recuperate fragments from it on different expressive planes, and to reshape them into units that were not discursive but musical.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Nel labirinto della voce. In the Voice Labyrinth. Jazz Latin New Age. Although Berio and Berberian divorced in the mids, their musical collaboration continued into the s.

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