This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
WPPP – WORLD PRAYERS PERFORMANCE PROJECT
concert performance with twelve sacred texts in twelve languages
The interweaving and toning synchrony of sacred texts representing different world religions and cultures symbolize an act of reaching hands between religions and spiritual traditions throughout times. Their harmonious encounter in the universal language of sound broaches the issue of dissolution of ideological demarcations towards a gesture of world peace.
The connection of the cultures´ textual expression is mirrored in the different worlds of sound meeting: classical vocalizing, archaic sounds and elements of world music and vanguard, various ethnical instruments accompanying the chants, and additional live electronics creating loops or pre-recorded soundscapes combining field recordings and instrumental voices.
The project has first been performed as a concert for voice and instrumental voices, and can also be drafted as workshop in collaboration with other musicians and singers.
Premiere at Hospitalkirche Stuttgart 2010, in collaboration with: Rolf Beydemüller, guitars / Alexander Lauterwasser, visual live-water-sound-projections
PERFORMANCES FOR VOICE AND VISUAL ELEMENTS
compositions with scenic accents for voice and live electronics, i.a.:
- KLANG GLYPHEN / SOUND GLYPHS – VOICE IN PRISMA
for vocals, sound collage and waving ribbons / premiere: Lahore, Pakistan 2000
- TO BE WAS BEEN – GESÄNGE ZWISCHEN DEN TOREN / CHANTS BETWEEN THE PORTALS
for voice, tam-tam and sound collage – a performance with excerpts from the Tibetan Book of Life and Death / premiere: Münsterplatz Bonn 1999
- BAUM STIMMEN / TREE TUNING
for a beech, a singer and a goldsmith / premiere: Siegburg 1999
- DAZU DER MOND / THERETO THE MOON
composition for a walk on an altar and singing voice / premiere: Cologne 1999
- RITUAL SIEBEN / RITUAL SEVEN
seven chants on seven evenings for violin, fire and voice in a bunker / premiere: above-ground bunker Cologne Ehrenfeld 1996