<< “Between silence and screeching” is how Kristia Michael describes her new programme, SONGS FROM THE GARDEN. The soloist, equally experienced in medieval and contemporary vocal repertoire, presents several world premieres and reinterprets 21st-century music drawing inspiration from medieval ritual aesthetics.>>


I. The artist​

Kristia Michael is an amazing young early music vocalist and multimedia artist, having a unique and poetic way to approach vocal and ambient sound, as also electronic sound and sound spaces.

II. The personality

The romantic determinism combined with a kind of a medieval expressionism, the thirst of a young existence to live, the collective pain, the lost of love.

this feeling that god had Abandoned us in our burning forests, this need to exist without any commitments, the need to touch the blue of an August day, the emptiness of the meta historical experiences, this lost of concrete manners.

Dressed her in black sounds dressed her in black

and I see her as she sings alone and screaming towards the black cold space of eternity.

~words by the composer Andreas Moustoukis




25/26 FEBRUARY Premieres by Yannis Kyriakides and Tilen Lebar with Orkest De Ereprijs at Andriessen Festival (Arnhem, Apeldoorn)

25 FEBRUARY Boston Ballet 2023 | SIREN BALL by the choreographer Nanine Linning and composer Yannis Kyriakides

17 MARCH Machines in Lasting Motion by The Island Club at Rialto Theatre (Limassol). Music on the silent movies Five minutes of pure cinema (1925) by Henri Chommete and Thèmes et Variations (1928) by Germaine Dulac. Commissioned by Androula Kafa and The Island Club (CY)

17 APRIL Premieres by the composers Amba Klapwijk, Pedro Latas, Isaac Barzso and Hidde Kramer with Kali Ensemble at SPRING Festival (Den Haag)

3 JUNE Premieres by the composers Amarante Nat and Nirantar Yakthumba at Orgelpark (Amsterdam)

17 JUNE Beat Furrer is in love with Hildegard with Nieuw Amsterdams Peil ensemble at Dag in de Branding. Works by Hildegard von Bingen, Yannis Kyriakides, Andys Skordis, Samir TimajChi and Beat Furrer.



20 JANUARY Night Tales with the pianist Anita Tomasevich at Orgelpark (Amsterdam)

19 MAY with Nieuw Amsterdams Peil in NAPzak series at Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam)

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