cobra’coral

– work in progress –

Sound, voice and performance
Catarina Miranda, Clélia Colonna, Ece Canlı
2019 – ongoing

COBRA’CORAL is a Porto-based vocal trio, formed by three artists: Catarina Mirandachoreographer, who approaches voice as an essential component in her stage work; Clélia Colonna, singer and performer researching on eastern and mediterranean polyphonic singing; and Ece Canlı, artist and musician working with extended vocal techniques. 

COBRA’CORAL is a vocal project for 3 distinct interrelated voices working within an organisational system. A structure of transference that keeps the cohesion of a common pulse as well as sundry dynamics of reaction and adaptation to variation, establishing rhythmic, imagetic* (imagetíca) and narrative landscapes. A practice of placing signs and codes within a string of time, drawing circular states of mirroring, association and rupture, building up a live and common vocabulary for an ever-changing pyramid. By sustaining this progressive Pulsing System, the artists elaborate “an indeterminate composition” over which they are simultaneously reliant and independent, within a common responsibility for a living vocal landscape. 

COBRA’CORAL is currently in process of creation and composition for a concert-performance and an album.

Motivated to share this vocal practice based on a pulse system, sessions are organised with larger groups of people who are interested in deepening the consciousness, use and possibilities of their voices. Since April 2019 the artists have been organising regular vocal- and body-oriented trainings/workshops in Porto, instructed by different member of the collective.

Artistic Residencies:

  • February – March 2020 — SOOPA (Porto, PT)
  • January 2020 — Teatro Campo Alegre (Porto, PT)
  • November 2019 — Sítio (Alvarelhos, PT)
  • August 2019 — Espaço do Tempo (Montemor o Novo, PT)
  • April-June 2019 — SOOPA (Porto, PT)

Photo by Catarina Miranda (Montemor-o-Novo, 2019)