Thoth | The Herma: The Life and Land of Nular-in, Act 1

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The Herma: The Life and Land of Nular-in, Act 1

by Thoth

In this impossible to describe and utterly unique, solo work called a solopera, Thoth uses a more than four octave vocal range, violin, foot drums, and percussion to tell the epic story about a heroic hermaphrodite in a mythical land called Festad.
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1. Anya
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2. Recit
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3. Nular-in
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4. Recit
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5. Festad
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7. Balo
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10. Recit
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11. An
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12. Recit
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13. O Fyuin Du
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14. Recit
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15. Veni So Felato
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16. Recit
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17. Interlude
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18. Recit
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19. Une Vela
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20. Recit
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21. Mama
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22. Recit
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23. Hunana
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25. Hu
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26. Recit
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27. Ilmir Dance
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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 Fountain and Terrace in the Angel Tunnel in New York City's Central Park for more than seven years. In addition, he has prayformed the solopera around the world - 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. On television he has appeared on "The View," the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and the "Academy Awards."

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.

Synopsis of "THE HERMA: The Life and Land of Nular-in, I"
translated from the Zilephs of Nular-in by Thoth:

(See Act II & III for the rest of the story)

"I, Nular-in, am born during the last, plague ridden age of the Festad. The clan lord, Pansu-ga seeks my death because I am a hermaphrodite, and it was augured that he would not be Qar (or emperor) because of a hermaphrodite. So he has ordered that all hermaphrodites be killed.

During his attempts to kill me, he destroys my desert oasis home and murders my father. A flying dragon (or Zentar) saves me and my mother from imminent death and takes us to live on a volcano, Mt. Irma. A few years (or Silvar later), Mt. Irma erupts and my mother and I are separated. I am adopted by a family who take me to live with them in their underwater city home. My adopted brother and I fall in love, but when he finds out I'm a hermaphrodite, he beats me almost to death"


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Rosanne Stutts

The Herma: The Life and Land of Nular-in, Act 1
It's amazing the extensive story that weaves through wonder music and amazing orchestrial voice. I'd see him on stage ~ tres avant garde and totally real.

Zack

Great CD - lived up to my expectations