Rosenkranz

mixed-media performance art collaboration of 17th century chamber music with image, dance and poetry 

2019-ongoing

 

premiere

30 December 2019

Philadelphia, United States

 

:: DUE TO THE COVID-19 QUARANTINE, ALL PROGRAMMED CONCERTS IN SPRING & SUMMER 2020 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED! ::

 

 

                       premiere: flyer

 

                                     image gallery

 

The Rosenkranz Sonaten, the Mysteries of the Rosary (1672) by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber consist of a 15 sonata cycle in which the violin is retuned 'scordatura' for each mystery, followed by the Passacaglia for Solo Violin. Performed on historical instruments, the program is a multimedia collaboration bringing together an exploration of image, dance, and poetry  reimagined in a contemporary context. The program is divided into three parts. The project contemplates upon our experience of spirituality and how it informs our worlds, by exploring and engaging with the experience of representation and difference, refugee migration, global violence, and nature and the anthropocene, as people negotiatiate climates, disease, capital, violence and power as they are are on the move. In this space, we use our collaboration in art to meditate on how the spiritual provides an opportunity to empower in the face of disempowerment in within the pillar of strength global collaborations provides.

I. Joyful. Birth. 

II. Sorrowful. Movement.

III. Glorious. Nature.

 

Neepa Acharya, violin

John Walthausen, keyboards

Patrick Jones, recitation

Martina Smrekova, sceneography

with collaboration from

Daniel Castro Garcia, images

Brandon Oliver Lewis, poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2020 by Malasree Neepa Acharya