There are a few different avenues I am exploring in terms of first performances of Unitas Multiplex. One avenue is to assemble a choir to rehearse and perform the piece in South Devon, UK, where I live, possibly at Dartington Great Hall. If you a singer who can read music, and has experience of singing in classical choirs, please read on, and get in touch.
Unitas Multiplex is a sacred choral work, and in that sense it follows the tradition of the many well known Masses and ‘Requiems’. But it is completely new, in that it expresses the ‘Integral’ view, developed by American mystical philosopher, Ken Wilber, since the 1970s. Wilber has integrated the spiritual traditions of the East with the modern psychological understanding of the West. He is has been referred to as the first ‘world philosopher’ and the ‘Einstein of consciousness’. This is a spirituality for the 21st century, a ‘non-dual’ spirituality, integrated with psychology and the body—including sexuality—in a way it has never been before. The music is tuneful and harmonic, expressing Integral forms—including the over-arching theme of ‘unity-in-diversity’.
On the Integral Oratorio page of this website you can listen to mp3’s of some movements, look at draft vocal scores of a couple of movements (Anamnesis probably has the hardest bits to sing, so would be a guide as to whether the piece is for you or not), and read more about the piece; and on the ‘About’ page you can read more about me.
If you would like to be considered for the choir, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, with:
- your name
- phone number(s)
- whether you are S, A, T or B; approximate vocal range;
- brief summary of your choral experience, and whether you are amateur or professional.
- availability on weekday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings and evenings.
I will see what response I get before moving to the next stage. Please spread the word to other singers you know who might be interested.
Thank you for your interest. I look forward to hearing from you.