Origins Project – Prairie Creeks School
March-April 2014 – Mary Lin led an immersive storytelling project for adolescents transitioning into adulthood, working in collaboration with Marla Madrid and Comanche Crossing Counseling, Strasburg Colorado. The photo above shows details from the Labyrinth of Stars, a 30-foot hand-painted glow-in-the-dark labyrinth, used in this work.
Singing Hildegard – The Embodied Voice
Amy Green, a Berlin-basaed soprano and Hildegard expert, taught the group to sing using the original notation of Hildegard’s manuscripts. In late July and early August a group of Colorado-based singers learned just how intuitive this notation is for singers already familiar with modern notation, when guided by an expert. We also spent time working on physical embodiment for vocal performance, relating contemporary somatic practices to Hildegard’s music, poetry, and healing treatises. Learn more.
Music from The Greenest Branch
On November 21 & 22, 2014, Inventing Earth hosted two concerts featuring music from The Greenest Branch, a full-length opera written and composed in 2009-2010 by Mary Lin and Ben Sargent, who collaborated on the text and music. The November 2014 concerts was the first public performance of the concert suite composed of 20 complete numbers, including a through composed section. See luminousthread.com for audio and video from this event.