»Walls are Tumbling Down«

Photo: Eunice Martins by Doris Schmid; self-portrait, installation design and compilation by Ibrahim Quraishi; score Eunice Martins & Ibrahim Quraishi ©2024

Composition and performance of a cantata for Shofaroth, Mazamir, voices and electronics

Genre: New Music

Project participants: Ibrahim Quraishi, Eunice Martins

18.11.2024 public dress rehearsal, Monday Café of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden
25.11.2024 public performance, Kleines Haus, Staatsschauspiel Dresden

"Walls are Tumbling Down"

As artists with a Jewish-Muslim-atheist background, Ibrahim Quraishi and Eunice Martins have been commissioned to compose and revitalize the form of the cantata in order to build a bridge between the Islamic tradition of forgiveness and the older Jewish tradition of non-violent revenge. People from the Jewish and Islamic communities as well as atheists in Dresden will be specifically addressed in order to bring together women, men and non-binary people as well as atheists and theists in an ensemble. By means of public rehearsals and a performance in the urban space of Dresden Neustadt, the new composition and the project creates spaces of encounter, of togetherness and expresses our connection with instruments and voices.

25.11.2025 - public premiere, Kleines Haus, Staatsschauspiel Dresden

"Walls are Tumbling Down" is a project by Ibrahim Quraishi and Eunice Martins and is realized in cooperation with the Montagscafé of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, the Dresden Synagogal Choir Association, the PRPGND Fundacja Propaganda Warsaw, the C. Rockefeller Center for the contemporary Arts Dresden, the CYNETART platform as well as the Netzwerk | Medien | Kunst Dresden and art.revolution (Nicole Meier and Ariane Thalheim).

"Walls are Tumbling Down" is supported by the Musikfonds and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the Ministries of Culture and Art of the federal states, and with funds from the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection.