Hubert Mayer, Voice

In 2004, Hubert Mayer will lead the master class for voice during the Stockhausen Courses Kürten. He sings tenor in the Südwestrundfunk Vokalensemble (Stuttgart), and has sung solo roles in the world premières of Stockhausen’s works WELT-PARLAMENT / WORLD PARLIAMENT (SWR, Stuttgart, in 1996), MICHAELION (Musica Viva, Bavarian Radio, 1998), LICHTER – WASSER / LIGHTS – WATERS (Donaueschingen, 1999), MICHAEL’S YOUTH (Maerz Musik Berlin 2002), DÜFTE – ZEICHEN / SCENTS – SIGNS (Salzburg Festival 2003).

In 2003, Stockhausen wrote TIERKREIS Version for tenor and keyboard instrument for him. Together with Antonio Pérez Abellán (synthesizer), he will perform the world première of this work at the Stockhausen Courses Kürten 2004. In addition, he will also perform the work ROSA MYSTICA (from DÜFTE–ZEICHEN) and DIE 7 LIEDER DER TAGE / THE 7 SONGS OF THE DAYS) in concerts during the courses next year.

He will teach the following works in his master classes:
TIERKREIS / ZODIAC for voice and chordal instrument,
7 LIEDER DER TAGE (of MONDAY from LIGHT),
KINDHEIT / CHILDHOOD, EXAMEN / EXAMINATION, MONDEVA / MOON-EVE and VISION (of THURSDAY from LIGHT),
DÜFTE–ZEICHEN, LICHTER–WASSER (of SUNDAY from LIGHT).

It is necessary for participants to register already, in order to have enough time to obtain and learn the music. For vocal works with piano or synthesizer, it is recommended that the pianist or synthesizer player also participates in the vocal class. If this is not possible, then an accompanist for the work to be coached should be requested in plenty of time .

It is especially important to Stockhausen that not only instrumentalists, but more vocalists learn his works, because he has composed so many works for voice. In Hubert Mayer he has found an experienced master for his works.