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I'll tell you. You're young, but you're one of us, and I'm one of us, so I'll tell you.
Toxic Psalms are a reflection of the spiritual anguish of today. At the centre of the project is the shaman idea: everyone and everything that man creates can be turned against him if used without respect for life. To have control over something matterless, we control it with the knowledge about it and so gain power over it. The almost sinister thought "I'll tell you. You're young, but you're one of us, and I'm one of us, so I'll tell you." gives the Toxic Psalms its tone. Death speaks and murderous plague intones in the background of the whole concert arch.
Scenes move between different spiritual worlds of the past and the present. The setting is an imaginary world moving among the shadows of our ancestors and is a reflection of modernity at the same time. Toxic Psalms are a reflection of the spiritual anguish of today. Through music the project reflects Palestine, Syria, Pussy Riots, weapons, concentration camps, blood feuds, extinctions, contaminations of religions, and creates a reflection of human brutality. The life of a man is changed into a drama here and now: men killing for the glory of their Psalms. The author’s poise is not one of an agitator – stirring the feeling that "something has to be done" – it is rigorously contemplative. Despite this "detachment" the violence in Toxic Psalms is politically stressed and religiously marked. Religion is becoming the main reason for murderous violence in today’s world. But true morality requires from us to accept full responsibility for our actions without hiding behind the figure of the big Other and to accept full responsibility for actions without hiding in the anonymity in a group.
Performed by the Vocal theatre Carmina Slovenica
Directed by Karmina Šilec
Costumes: Belinda Radulović
Set Design: Karmina Šilec
Lighting Design: Andrej Hajdinjak
Sound Design: Danilo Ženko
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