What better location than the birthplace of Aphrodite for a modern interpretation of gods and heroes! Using the backdrop provided by the beautiful unspoilt island of Kythira, Lethe is a filmed music theatre project with a glittering cast of characters, from Orpheus the god of music to Charon the boatman, from Persephone, queen of the underworld to Hermes, the guider of souls and, of course, Apollo and Dionysos.
Each day structured musical and physical tasks will help you to explore different aspects of these characters and the stories generated around them. Using your voice or an instrument, your personal explorations in the context of music theatre will generate the material used for creating and filming the project.
Each evening there will be a ritual drinking of the waters of the river Lethe. Blurring the border between art and life, with a chilled wine, cocktail or beer in hand, this ritual will symbolise your casting off of the character you explored that day and preparation for your reincarnation into a new character on the following day.
The course fee includes an optional follow up weekend in London during 2023 linking the mythological River of Foregetfulness (Lethe) with the hidden (forgotten) rivers of London.
The project will suit absolutely anyone with a sense of fun, adventure and an interest in improving their performance whether they be a trained singer or someone who can hardly croak, an experienced flautist or later starter violinist, kazoo player or percussionist
The project is a collaboration between CoMA, Allcomers Music and Friends of Museums of Kythira. It is created and directed by Loré Lixenberg.
Watch a brief video about the project…
Lore Lixenberg (www.lorelixenberg.art) has performed widely in opera, concert repertoire and music-theatre, and works with many leading composers and at many international festivals. Lixenberg worked on the development of and played the Roles of Peaches and Baby Jane in Jerry Springer the Opera and worked on the development of and appeared in Kombat Opera Presents and Attention Scum. She commissioned two new song cycles with texts by Brecht in a new English translation by Tom Kuhns, composed by Richard Thomas and Niels Ronsholdt. She toured extensively with the Brodsky string quartet premiering the new song cycle Trees,Walls and Cities also performing Schubert and Purcell, making her Wigmore Hall debut with the Nash Ensemble. Her recent vinyl release NANCARROWKARAOKE is a record of Nancarrow piano rolls she transcribed for her own voice multitracked.
She is a regular tutor at the CoMA Summer School.
The application form, which has details of fees and other information, can be downloaded as an excel spreadsheet or a pdf document.
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