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T-O for five voices. Performed by the Neue Vocalsolisten at MATA Festival 2014

Rosani, Silvia. 2014. T-O for five voices. Performed by the Neue Vocalsolisten at MATA Festival 2014. In: "MATA Festival 2014", The Kitchen (NY), United States, 20th April 2014. [Performance]

Item Type:

Performance
Creators: Rosani, Silvia
Abstract or Description:

Several were the interpretations of the map T-O. The shortest line of the letter 'T' represented the Mediterranean Sea between three continents, while the 'O' stood for the primordial ocean which surrounded the earth surface. Some versions stressed the connection of the map to theology, others its relationship with the war in Africa and the journey across the sea during the Roman Empire. Nowadays, the question is how the journey transmutes the wide space of the sea, where sounds travel long distances, into the narrow boundaries of the mind, in which thoughts and memories multiply and repeat themselves in an obsessive mechanism of echoes. Sometimes, the physical destination can be reached, but the sea monster with seven heads and ten horns, which Christianity depicted in the Apocalypse in order to discourage navigation, turns into reverberating delusions. How does the western society deal with post-traumatic disorders and how do they influence the public opinion's perception of immigration?

Contributors: Sun, Sarah (Singer); Leitz-Lorey, Susanne (Singer); Van der Poel, Truike (Singer); Nagy, Martin (Singer) and Fischer, Andreas (Singer)
Official URL: http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/mata-festival-neue-vo...
Keywords: Migration text and music models Neue Vocalsolisten
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Music
Date range: 20th April 2014
Event Location: The Kitchen (NY), United States
Dimensions or Duration:
MeasurementType
10'30''Duration
Item ID: 17970
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 09:48
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2018 11:10

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17970

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