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T-O for five voices, performed by the Neue Vocalsolisten at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens (Greece).

Rosani, Silvia. 2016. T-O for five voices, performed by the Neue Vocalsolisten at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens (Greece).. In: "Voices in Space", Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Greece, 13/05/2016. [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: Zimmer, Johanna (Singer); Leitz-Lorey, Susanne (Singer); Van der Poel, Truike (Singer); Nagy, Martin (Singer) and Fischer, Andreas (Singer)
Official URL: http://www.sgt.gr/eng/SPG1512/
Keywords: Migration Text and music Sound analysis
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Music
Date range: 13/05/2016
Event Location: Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Greece
Dimensions or Duration:
Item ID: 18157
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 10:21
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 10:21
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18157
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