Peter Schumann has done fiddle sermons for at least 20 years as part of Bread and Puppet Theater’s summertime performance series at their farm in northern Vermont. The sermons, which always merge philosophy and news, are delivered while Schumann vigorously accompanies himself on a fiddle. Come hear strings pop and words echo in the Chapel of No Religion installed at the Queens Museum. Each performance will be accompanied by bread-making, and bread-serving, by the artist, as he has done since 1963.
Schumann will be performing monthly during the run of his exhibition, Peter Schumann: The Shatterer. The exhibition is on view November 9, 2013-March 30th, 2014.
For this final Fiddle Sermon, he will
3:30-4 pm Supruli – Traditional polyphonic a cappella folk singing from Caucasus Georgia. Director: Carl Linich
4:00-4:30pm Peter Schumann Fiddle Sermon
4:30-5:00 Bread Distribution, accompanied by Ukrainian Village Voices – Traditional harmony from the mountains to the steppes of Ukraine. Ritual songs to bless the rivers, haunting love ballads, and celebratory seasonal songs. Co-directors: Brian Dolphin and Andriy Milavsky
Schedule of Fiddle Performances:
Monday, November 11, 8pm
Saturday, December 14, 4pm
Saturday, January 11, 4pm
Saturday, February 15, 4pm
Saturday, March 15, 4pm
In collaboration with KARMA (NYC based publisher), Peter Schumann will produce an artist book to accompany the exhibition.
Peter Schumann: The Shatterer is curated by Jonathan Berger and organized at the Queens Museum by Larissa Harris.
Peter Schumann: The Shatterer has been generously supported by grants from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Jim Henson Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation. Additional funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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