Composer Ernst Horn's project HELIUM VOLA combines poetry with historical music and avant-garde, and looks back on 4 highly successful albums. The classically trained pianist, composer and conductor Ernst Horn is mainly known from the pop projects that he co-founded: DEINE LAKAIEN, QNTAL and HELIUM VOLA. The latter being a prime example of openness and imaginative variations between sound collages, sensitive ballads and disciplined madrigals.
The album "Wohin?" ("Where to?") is another departure from the frontier. It combines medieval and new poetry with historical music and the electronic avant-garde. Between the "framed" pieces "Nubibus artis" and "Aquil altera" there are more than two hours of Helium Vola's customary musical and emotional range with carefree dance songs that would find their friends in the clubs, and tender sad love songs. But again also political songs concerning blessing weaponry, Crusader slogans, the visions of a Welsh coal miner, and a lost Indian culture. All this plus an extended ensemble with soloists using old classical music, made new, and led by the outstanding singer Sabine Lutzenberger.