Haman’s tree is where the great celebration and mourning converge. A symbol of jewish resilience - the tree at which Haman was supposedly hang - turns into the sight of a strange and queer ritual. Purim, the Festival of theatre, crossdressing, survival and joy, becomes the backdrop behind wich we reconsider the meaning of survial, rituals of mourning and celebration in times of crisis.
Haman’s tree is a collection of songs and arrangements for violin, voice, piano, objects and electronics written for and with violinist Mayah Kadish and Sara Cubarsi. It forms a continuously growing archive of works based on yiddish protest songs, lullabies and jewish litirgical music. As part of a working stipend by the Hessische Kultur Stiftung, the song cycle was devised in Frankfurt am Main and Forrano, Italy in winter 2021/2022. The work cycle will be premiered by Mayah Kadish at the Mareterra Festival in Puglia and will feature on Mayah Kadish’s debut album to be released via zeitgeist online gallery in autumn 2022.
III. For threads of what to give
IV. Zog nisch keynmol
V. the strings as they perceive
VI. nine circles
12 May - Mareterra Festival, Puglia
26 August 2022 - Schloss Bröllin
27 September - Loft Cologne
14 November 2022 - IKLECTIK Art Lab, London
Gefördert im Rahmen des Kulturförderprogramms „Hessen kulturell neu eröffnen“