KOSMOLOGIA is an ongoing project dedicated to interdisciplinary events for musicians with other artists and scholars. As Aquava has resettled its center of operations in the extraordinary city of Chicago, we have and will continue to reach out to artists in all fields to create a series of interdisciplinary projects. Aquava was a pioneer in the presentation of events involving staging, video and other arts with its immersive interpretation of “Le Campane di Leopardi” by composer Yehuda Yannay and “Music for Rollins Chapel” by Eric Richards. Kosmologia’s first collaboration in Chicago took place in April of 2014 at the Bridgeport Arts Center, as part of the immersive work “From Here to There” produced in collaboration with NON:op Open Opera. It was followed by a collaboration with the Concert Series of the Art Institute and the Latino Music Festival of Chicago.
Our first official independent project focused on the intense music of Pulitzer winner Shulamit Ran. Titled “Music, Courage and Remembrance.” It counted with the participation of choreographer and dancer Ayako Kato, installation artist Gwendolyn Terry, and soundscape composer Christopher Preissing, alongside soprano Sharon Harms, pianist Natasha Stojanowska and clarinetist Christopher French. Some of the most gifted young singers from the region joined us in this endeavor.
We then had a collaboration with the University of Notre Dame in the creation of an original interdisciplinary sacred music drama inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy in October 2016, with music by Robert Kyr and Christopher Preissing.
Since then, Kosmologia has been both an initiator and a partner in a variety of projects, following the visionary concepts of Carmen-Helena Téllez and her inspired collaborators.
For more information on Kosmologia visit kosmologiaproject.com