100 WOMEN. 100 STORIES. 100 CAPES
A choir of 100 women and girls will sing the stories of 100 Australian women, in a large- scale choral work by Sydney-based composers, communally celebrating and honouring women’s experiences.
The House will bring together a community choir of 100 women and girls aged 10-85+ to learn and perform a new choral work inspired by Australian female experiences as told to us through phone interviews.
This is a project conceived of, led and made by women. The driving force of its inception was girls and women reaching out to each other at a time of isolation. Bringing 100 women and girls together in a choir, will form bonds across ages, generations, cultures and abilities, and ultimately create a supportive community that celebrates what it is to identify as being female.
This is an example of a large-scale women's choir:
HUMMINGSONG COMMUNITY CHOIR
Copyright: Christopher Hayles
100 STORIES. 100 CAPES.
100 Stories 100 Capes is a large-scale community project created across 3 years. In the lockdown, young women from The House interviewed 100 cape-makers: cross-age women from remote, regional, metropolitan and urban communities in every Australian state. The 100 interviews have been composed into an hour long choral work for a 100 woman choir to sing. The developing work will be designed for audiences to navigate an installation hearing their stories, housed within red capes and interspersed with music and stories.
'WE ARE HERE'
COMPOSITION BY JESSICA O'DONOGHUE
FULL MUSICAL SCORE
COMPOSERS OF THIS PROJECT