"La Follia - the Triumph of Folly"
Hundreds of composers have dared with relish to approach the vicinity of the Follia - there is hardly a famous name that has not signed at least one Follia. It‘s a constant temptation, an addiction: each new variations should - in the truest sense of the word - be crazier than the previous one. The list of Follia compositions, which extends from the baroque to contemporary pop and rock music is indeed long and impressive.
These are, once again, lots of good reasons for the ensemble Oni Wytars to trace an unbroken tradition in order to adorn it with new facets and sounds, to present it with a fresh look, thus introducing to the audience the constantly self-reinventing world of „La Follia.“
An impressive selection of exotic, ancient instruments such as baroque hurdy-gurdy, nyckelharp, violino d‘amore, chitarra battente, double harp, polyphonic bagpipes, cornet, baroque oboe, harpsichord, organ, viola da gamba and various percussions come upon particular and unconventional vocals, which give life to sometimes absurd and strange texts from the Mediterranean Baroque.