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Common Chorale

This project on social inequality is a musical theater performance by a specially formed project choir. The members of Common Chorale's chorus range from people relying on food banks to well-to-do corporate board members, from young mothers to pensioners, from foreign students to native Maastrichtians. Maastricht is a city marked by vast differences between rich and poor, educated and uneducated, with a diminishing middle class. The concept of commoning offers an alternative to the ubiquitous capitalist system on which today's society is based. Unlike traditional systems where the end product is central, commoning emphasizes the process as much as the final output. It assumes reciprocity, exchange, caring, and shared growth, making it ideally suited for exploring social issues such as poverty and income inequality.

The audience sat in a U-shape in the room, with the choir moving and singing around them. Fluorescent lights, typically used for even lighting on film sets, were arranged throughout the space to create a uniformly lit environment. The choir performed on a crackling gold floor, made from insulating material usually found under parquet flooring.

Het Geluid Maastricht

Director Gable Roelofsen, Romy Roelofsen
Choir Leader Kirsten Schötteldreier
Thanasis Deligiannes, Monique Krüss en Geert Oddens

Selected projects                   Litanie van een Terugkeer                       The Shell Trial                        Jugend ohne Gott                        Woyzeck                        House of Strength                        Limburgse Horizon                        Fok me Hokje                        Good Game                        Automatenbüfett                        An Archive of Love                        Libi                        Mom:me                        Ein Körper für Jetzt und Heute                        Common Chorale                        Zündels Abgang                        Götterspeise