It all started 1996 when I began presenting female composers from a feminist stand point. The name wasn’t there yet. But Human Rights Recitals is the concept I started with my first recital Women keep silence – And she can’t compose either. Alluding to Paul 1 Corinthians 11:5
I got so tired of the stuffy way classical music was presented. Rarely was my art form presented within a meaningful transforming, educational or even interesting context. The music in itself is many times mind blowing, highly emotional and transforming in itself. Nevertheless, I missed “edge”.
I missed meaning. I missed political standpoints. I missed women. I missed what Mozart, Chopin and Verdi did with their music. All of that was taken over by pop, rock and other styles of music. I wanted to reinstall that aspect in what I was doing. I did and I do, in my own way.
I have three recital lectures on three different themes:
A fourth one about humans rights is in the making. I call it HHH for short. When I’m ready to present something to my audience I’ll tell you what it stand for. 🙂
They will all be presented here at the blog, in time. For starters I’m working on a page about Women keep silence.
Follow my writings and videos at Human Right Recitals. It’s my blog where I cover topics of interest in this arena.
Do you have a “most important human right” for you, right now? Tell by leaving a comment below. 🙂