STRUES is a project by Alraune with Anna Fusek focusing on the abstraction and the linearity of music.
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Anna Fusek and Alraune met each other with the idea of searching for the abstraction in counterpoint. They so chose to play some masterpieces originally written for other instrumental ensembles as well as vocal music in extremely abstract instrumental arrangements. Strues was the result of this work: a journey in the history of counterpoint searching for clarity and abstraction.
STRUES was the Latin term that defined an accumulation, a stratification, an overlap, it was the name of a sacrificial cake but also the future of the verb to build. This word is the image that inspired Alraune: the program deals with pieces from four different centuries whose common note is the polyphonic and structural overlap and the sacredness of the rite of repetition and combination.
STRUES had 2021 a first release as Vinyl and a second release 2022 as extended version on CD including the complete recordings of the project and a bonus track live recorded during a concert in the medieval Abbey of San Martino in Nonantola (Italy) for the chamber music season of the Amici delle Musica di Modena.
Music by: Carlo Gesualdo, Marin Marais, Tarquinio Merula, Johann Sebastian Bach, Christopher Tye, Philip Glass, Georg Ivanovich Gurdjeff, Henry Purcell.
Anna Fusek: Recorder, Violin, Gothic Bells
Stefano Zanobini & Franziska Schötensack | Violins
Hildegard Kuen & Stefano Zanobini | Violas
Rosita Ippolito | Viola da Gamba
Marco Casonato | Violone
Augusto Gasbarri | Violoncello
Mario Sollazzo | Harpsichord
Fabiano Merlante | Theorbo and Baroque Guitar