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KIMISIS, Falling Asleep : for amplified soprano, trombone, digital delay and tape

by Constantine Koukias (2010)

Work Overview

KIMISIS - Falling Asleep (Greek: Κοίμησις) is a gallery-style installation work celebrating a Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox Church which commemorates the Dormition - the "falling asleep", or death and assumption into Heaven - of Mary, the mother of Christ.

The word akathistos literally means "not sitting", i.e. standing; normally all participants stand while it is being prayed. In this work, the soprano performs on a Pilates Trapeze Machine which provides the platform for the Dormition, a state of passing through repose into the realm of the eternal.

The ritualistic elements of KIMISIS direct the human senses to this unique window between the imminent and the transcendent. Electronic samples, collides with the musical worlds of the Byzantine & Christian Arabic traditions of the Akathist Hymn.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Soprano, trombone, digital delay, tape.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by MONA FOMA.

Performances of this work

Jan 10: MONA FOMA Festival, Hobart Tasmania

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