CORA's HEARARIUM / private-devotion (solo)
Cora's hEARarium in the ketelfactory, Schiedam / photo © Arnold Schalks
Cora Schmeiser - voice, recitation, hurdy gurdy, singing bowl.
Inspired by the medieval Dutch motto: ‘Ic heb in minen sinnen wat nyewes aen te gaen’, Cora invites you to a private-devotion for 1 singer and 1-2 listeners.
The central question in Cora’s hEARarium is: ’How do we get satisfation in culturally impoverished days?’ By loitering in a 'snappy instant? By ‘seizing the day?' By the vision of an improved future world with new challenges? Cora's hEARarium frames the quest for an answer with a fine selection of vocal suggestions from the Modern Devotion, and by Giuliano Bracci (*1980), Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), John Cage (1912-1992), Perotinus (1160-1230), Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) and Kate Moore (*1979).
Each listener picks one from seven three-course menu's for private devotion, that Cora will perform later on the booked time and place. Each menu is composed of three points of interest, that (might) lead to enlightenment: a context, a medieval piece of music and a contemporary composition or -text. Each private-devotion lasts about 20 minutes.
Click here for an overview of the seven three-course menu's.
Cora's hEARarium' was performed 39 timesin total at Eendrachtsweg 57c in Rotterdam, in the ketelfactory in Schiedam, in OCW, stage for small scale events and at 'De tweede Verdieping', Rijnwaterstraat 1, both in Rotterdam. Four listeners ordered a private devotion on demand.
For information about bookings on demand, honorary and repertoire, click here
The first series of hEARaria were financially supported as part of the temporary arrangement 'balkonscènes' of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. Thanks to Jeroen Bosch, Hans Houweling, Winnie Teschmacher and Arnold Schalks.