As part of the temporary arrangement 'balkonscènes' of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, Cora Schmeiser presents:

CORA's HEARARIUM / private-devotion (solo)

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 listener and 1 singer.

The central question in Cora’s hEARarium is: ’How do we get satisfation in our current, 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, Hildegard von Bingen, John Cage, Perotinus, Kurt Schwitters and Kate Moore.

On arrival, each listener picks one from seven three-course menu's, that Cora will perform in the private-devotion that follows. 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 20 minutes and is pro deo .

Cora's hEARarium can be attended on three days on three different locations (booked devotions are effaced): 

• On Saturday, August 1, 2020: @ Eendrachtsweg 57c, Rotterdam
devotions at:12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 13.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00 and 16.30 hrs.  

• On Sunday, August 2, 2020: @ de ketelfactory, Hoofdstraat 44, Schiedam 
devotions at: 12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 13.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00 and 16.30 hrs.

• On Friday August 7, 2020: @ stage OCW, Drievriendenstraat 26, Rotterdam 
devotions at: 18.00, 18.30, 19.00, 19.30, 20.30, 21.00, 21.30 and 22.00 hrs.

• On Thursday, August 6 2020, Cora offers an extra hEARarium-day, this time also for two members of the same household.
devotions at:16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00 hrs. (evt. a bit later).

The extra private-devotions take place at ‘De tweede verdieping’, Rijnwaterstraat 1 near the watertower, de Esch, Rotterdam. You listen in an adjacent space, in which you are free to choose your own position.

Book your private-devotion via: cora@coraschmeiser.nl stating the specific time of your visit. An e-mail with additional information will confirm your booking.

 

PS. A private-devotion on demand at an optional location of choice is available. Please contact cora@coraschmeiser.nl 
Thanks to Jeroen Bosch, Hans Houweling, Winnie Teschmacher and Arnold Schalks.

Cora Schmeiser, Vox sanguinis, foto © Arnold Schalks

 

Cora Schmeiser, Vox sanguinis, foto © Arnold Schalks

 

Cora Schmeiser, Vox sanguinis, foto © Arnold Schalks

 

Cora Schmeiser, Vox sanguinis, foto © Arnold Schalks