MP3 Thoth - The Herma: The Life and Land of Nular-in, Act 3
In this impossible to describe and utterly unique, solo, tonal expression called a solopera, Thoth uses pyrotechnical vocals, violin, foot drums, and percussion to tell the epic story about a heroic hermaphrodite in a mythical land called the Festad.
15 MP3 Songs
WORLD: World Fusion, CLASSICAL: New Age
Thoth prayforms a unique art form called a solopera. The solopera is based upon metaphorical legends from the mythological world of the Festad - a land about which Thoth has been writing since a child. Drawing from every center of Thoth''s being, a solopera is part vocalizing, puzzle, aerobics routine, monolog, language deconstruction, alchemy, theater, healing ritual, sacred dance, all accompanied by solo violin and complex percussive rhythms.
Thoth has been prayforming his epic solopera, "THE HERMA:The Life and Land of Nular-in," daily at the Bethesda Terrace Arcade in New York City''s Central Park for three years. In addition, he has prayformed the solopera in many different places - Paris, Berlin, Chicago, Cologne, Prague, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Portland & Eugene, Porto, Montreal, Los Angeles... and in the San Francisco Bay Area for the AfroSolo ''99 Theater Festival, Z Space, Venue_9, Sweetwater, Freight & Salvage, Hotel Utah, Paradise Lounge. He has appeared on "The View" and the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
In 2001, award winning director Sarah Kernochan made a documentary about Thoth''s life and work which won the 2002 Academy Award for Documentary on a Short Subject. The film was premiered on HBO''s Cinemax in August 2002. On September 2002, he released his newest CD - the third and final act of his epic solopera "THE HERMA: The Life and Land of Nular-in."
Synopsis of "THE HERMA: The Life and Land of Nular-in, III"
translated from the Zilephs of Nular-in by Thoth:
(See Act I & II for the rest of the story)
"Riding a flying horse, Xosi, around the Festad, I explore the twelve provinces of the Festad to find clues about the whereabouts of the Luva Pyramid. I am reunited with my mother and Ami-dor, and revisit the place where my father was killed. Pansu-ga captures and imprisons me, and I discover that it is his mother who is the mastermind behind his actions and ambition. Atoning for beating me up many Silvar ago, Tito secretly frees me from prison and we travel to the north where he shows me a map he found on a cave wall during his wandering. The map shows how to find the Luva pyramid which has been hidden in the Eldar monastery. Tito and I return to Eldar and raise the pyramid. Hearing of the raising of the Luva Pyramid, people come from all over the Festad to witness and support. I dance and chant and the pyramid vibrates and spins, destroying the decaying Festad. Then, a new land comes into existence..."