DERT endemic songs
an album, a book and a concert
* a double CD, a book and a concert is part of choregie project BABA
Music: Tellu Turkka
Texts: Karmina Šilec
performers: CHOREGIE - New Music Theatre & Nežka Struc
production: Carmina Slovenica, 2020/2021
**DERT - premiere of full album of choir music entirely recorded on smartphones
The DERT project was created entirely during the rule of the coronavirus and is unique experiment. The rehearsals were conducted at home, individually, occasionally online. The performers used smartphones to record their own sections, which we later stitched together into the present album. That is why this album is a remarkable document of this special period, dedication and focus of singers.
The recordings we created gave sound to the mysterious power and spirit of the music, captured the lost moments in time, drove away the gloom, uncertainty and fear. Above all they are a testament to this time.
About the project
We share habitats and habituses with the heroines of DERT in extended time through the experience of touching and overlapping on some edges, and thus creating a secret commitment to belonging – the same coordinates, sometimes the same codes. We belong to what we understand, both present and absent. They are our rearview mirror – everything seems to be close here and far behind simultaneously. Real and unreal at the same time.
DERT is a canvas on which the contents of the consciousness of our society, its fears, beliefs, doubts, states, questions, problems, pleasures, the history and the present, behaviors and nonsense, desires are projected.
DERT is also reminiscent of a deadacholicsocial narrow-mindedness that condemns every step and every action; it sang the last praises to the heroines with a vocabulary adorned with wonderful notions such as tradition, family, heroism, chastity..., and hid behind them primitivism, mythomania, misogyny.
It reminds us of who created and buried the heroines – sworn virgins, virdžinas – Liljana, Suni, Lindita.