cobra’coral

– work in progress –

A vocal, sound and performance trio
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. 

In 2020, for the Walk&Talk Festival (Azores), COBRA’CORAL created a piece Corvo-Cabras-Formigas which proposed a series of vocal improvisations based on the names of animals that give the title to some islands and islets in the Azores.

In 2020, COBRA’CORAL got awarded by Criatório – an annual competition to support artistic creation in Porto. Within this scope, through a series of artistic residencies, the artists will compose a sound piece for three voices and perform it live, which will also be recorded and published as an album, accompanied by a graphic partition.

Photo credit: Catarina Miranda