on friday 7 august 2020, cora schmeiser presented cora's hEArarium as part of the temporary arrangement 'balkonscènes' of the dutch performing arts fund:
inspired by the medieval dutch motto: ‘ic heb in minen sinnen wat nyewes aen te gaen’, cora invited the ocw-congregation to attend a private-devotion for 1 listener and 1 singer
the central question in cora’s hEArarium is: ’How do we get satisfation through 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, or by giuliano bracci, hildegard von bingen, john cage, perotinus, kurt schwitters and kate moore
each listener picked one from seven three-course menu's, that cora performed on the booked time in the ocw-auditory. _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 lasted 20 minutes and was pro deo
the 11 private-devotions took place at 16.00, 16.30 / 18.00, 18.30, 19.00, 19.30 / 20.30, 21.00, 21.30, 22.00 and 22.30 hrs.
for additional information about cora's hEARarium, click here