Kosmologia is an ongoing project for music and integrated arts where Carmen-Helena Téllez interprets the world and human experience as an artist. Carmen-Helena Téllez named this continued and long-standing practice in 2014, when invited to contribute as an interdisciplinary artist to “From Here To There”, a collective event produced by NON:Op Open Opera Works in Chicago, and in turn, she presented her own collective contribution with newly composed works for vocal ensemble. However, Carmen-Helena Téllez has created, conducted an produced interdisciplinary events since 2005, when she was commissioned by the Library of Congress to present a concert around the artfully-drawn score of The Magical Labyrinth, by Aurelio de la Vega. The result, involving interactive staging, was described by The Washington Post as “immersive and thrilling”
For a view of independent projects after 2014 under the label Kosmologia, click HERE.
For a view of featured projects by year, click HERE
For a view of featured interdisciplinary projects and co-productions by type, see below.
•THE INTERDISCIPLINARY SACRED MUSIC DRAMAS AT NOTRE DAME
Four interdisciplinary sacred music dramas with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
A co-creative concept asking the audience to live Dante’s experience towards love.
A new view of the classic oratorio by Mendelssohn, with echo projects.
I Was Born For This (2014)
On the ability of the small person to change history.
•INTERDISCIPLINARY PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS
An interdisciplinary portrait concert dedicated to the music of Shulamit Ran
From Here to There (2014)
A co-creative, non-hierarchical production.
A masterpiece by the celebrated American composer, transformed from oratorio to immersive music drama.
A multimedia concert with the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (2011)
Conceived after esoteric preoccupations of the composer.
A video piece nesting the composition’s structure and rhetorical references
•NEW OPERA PRODUCTION AND CONDUCTING
A videopera by Gabriela Ortiz and Rubén Ortiz Torres based on preexistent scholarship and popular music.
An Opera in Three Images by Osvaldo Golijov
•COMMISSIONS, PREMIERES AND RECORDINGS