Design by Austin Boyer
This double CD is destined to revolutionize the interpretation of Ockeghem’s songs (24 in all), skillfully cast in the form of virelais and rondeaux, leaving the performers free to make their own interpretive choices. Cut Circle chooses a radical path wherein the voice of the main soloist, the discantus, is accompanied by a sung tenor and contratenor, creating spectacular effects. This frankly extreme approach surprises, but is supported by an astounding clarity of the text. Right in the middle of the fifteenth century, listeners will discover breathtaking modernity.