LIPPARELLA was founded in 2008 with an ambition to develop a contemporary repertoire for baroque instruments and counter tenor. New collaborations have continuously been initiated and composers show a growing interest in challenging the relations between the timbre of the baroque instruments and a musical language of our own time.
During the last years, Lipparella has realised a number of projects focusing on the relation between music, text and space, where new musical works are staged in an art form between concert and musical drama. In these contexts, the ensemble has worked together with stage directors such as Johan Petri, Karl Dunér and Jörgen Dahlqvist, a number of composers as well as light designers, set designers and librettists.
In 2018 the ensemble has initiated a new concept; Again & Again, where a contemporary musical work is performed twice during the same concert. In these concerts invited guests; composers, poets, filmmakers, critiques and translators have given the audience extended perspectives that are connected to the musical content in different ways, thus helping to illuminate new aspects for the audience in the second listening.
In addition to contemporary works, Lipparella also performs early music in different settings.
The extensive collaboration between the ensemble and the composer Kent Olofsson has led to a complete CD recording of the work Champs d’étoiles in 2017 for the label dB Productions.
List of works:
Madeleine Isaksson Hemligheten 2013
Chrichan Larson Czarne Lawtace 2013
Christer Lindwall on human geography 2006/07 (trio), What is the word (2019)
Peter Lyne Oh Galuppi! 2014
Per Mårtensson Scheinbar /… / vorwärts 2007 (trio), Al-Jazeera 2016
Ivo Nilsson Klätterbaronen 2014 (Lipparella + harpsichord/organ)
Kent Olofsson Champs d’étolies 2008-2016
Erik Peters Thema und variation 2016
Mats Persson Jag, Askans sångare 2010
Lars Sandberg Varv och lager 2006 (trio)
Lisa Streich Fikonträdet 2016
Thommy Wahlström Invention for early trio and EA 2010
Lipparella also plays works by international composers such as Jukka Tiensuu and Harry Suilamo from Finland and Walter Zimmermann, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage and Aldo Clementi.