A communal vocal experience, inspired by the oldest known surviving work of notated music, Hurrian Hymn no.6, co-created by Genevieve Lacey & Erkki Veltheim.
Freya is a consultant producer on Echolalia, assisting the artists to develop partnerships and opportunities.
Echolalia is a gathering of tongues. A communal vocal experience, inspired by the oldest surviving work of notated music, Hurrian Hymn no. 6. In a living, participatory ritual of rememberance and harvest, Echolalia will re/create an experience of collective singing in a contemporary urban cemetary.
Echolalia plays with the archaeology of memory. Discovered in the 1950's in the ancient city of Ugarit, engraved on cuneiform on clay tablets, Hurrian Hymn is an anonymous offering to Nikkal, Goddess of orchids and wife of the moon. Echolalia takes Nikkal's broken phrases as a starting point for a new, massed choral work.