(Never Ending Searching for Exact Vocal Expression and Nuances)

foto Eric Oberdorff



The idea to form N.E.S.E.V.E.N. originated during the elaboration of Seven Stones, an opera composed by Ondrej Adamek and directed by Eric Oberdorff for the International Lyric Art Festival in Aix-en-Provence. The six singers of N.E.S.E.V.E.N. all participated in Seven Stones and were selected for their great vocal and instrumental flexibility.

N.E.S.E.V.E.N. deconstructs the cultural barriers that artificially isolate traditional, classical and instinctive music, in order to give music back its physicality. We believe this to be the key to unlocking our most unconscious perceptions.

In the same vein as the opera Seven Stones, N.E.S.E.V.E.N.’s work focuses on the search for the natural aspect of the voice, authenticity and the exactness of vocal expression. To achieve this, the six musicians of N.E.S.E.V.E.N. use their mastery of numerous vocal expression techniques: lyrical vocal technique, natural voice similar to speaking voice, chest voice for women, Malagasy chants, Corsican chants, Nô theatre, Korean Pansori…

N.E.S.E.V.E.N. members

  • Ondrej Adámek: composer, conductor,
  • Eric Oberdorff: choreography
  • Anne-Emmanuelle Davy: voice, objects
  • Olga Siemieńczuk : voice, objects
  • Shigeko Hata: voice, objects
  • Landy Andriamboavonjy: voice, objects
  • Nicolas Simeha: voice, objects, mandolin
  • Steve Zheng: voice, objects
  • Paul-Alexandre Dubois: voice, objects

rehearsals with Kent Nagano, Paris 2020, foto Eric Oberdorff



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