KHORUS ANIMA

A piece for mixed choir, large acoustic space, percussion ensemble and eight subwoofers. Working with the voices of a large mixed choir as a factor inducing resonance on the facilities of a former textile factory located in Guimarães, an empty…

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A piece for mixed choir, large acoustic space, percussion ensemble and eight subwoofers.

Working with the voices of a large mixed choir as a factor inducing resonance on the facilities of a former textile factory located in Guimarães, an empty 4.500m2 space (from Greek khōros place, space), proposing an evocation of time through collective chanting.

The psychoacoustic landscape emanating from this specific post-industrial space is the generative point for the compositional processes, in which the relation of sound with its immediate phantom, the resonances of the space, are the core element.

The acoustic body of the space vibrates through the breath of the voices, becoming a presence.

TEAM
Composition/director: Jonathan Saldanha
Choir rehearsal assistant: Catarina Miranda
Choir/voice: Outra Voz, Mulheres do Minho
Percussion Ensemble: Allcateia
Infrasonic vibration/Subwoofer operation: Jonathan Saldanha
Thanks to: João Guimarães, Carlos Correia, André Cepeda, Frederic Alstadt, Filipe Silva, Susana Ralha, Mário Gonçalves and Allcateia, Magna Ferreira, Luisa Barriga, Tiago Simães, Mulheres do Minho, Mónica Batista, Jean Baptiste and a special acknowledgment to all members of Outra Voz.
Production: SONORES / SOOPA
Support: CEC- Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012, Outra Voz
Commissioned by Sound Space Signal for Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012. Presented on the 12th of May, 2012.

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