Music: Cecilie Ore
Text: Bibbi Moslet & Cecilie Ore
Vocal ensemble or choir:
All the solo parts indicated with ‘solo’ should be performed solo also when the piece is performed by a choir.
Duration: approx. 6 minutes
‘The Fig Leaf Campaign!’ was commissioned by Nordic Voices with support from Det Norske Komponistfond first performed at Bergen International Festival 2018.
The Fig Leaf Campaign! – tells the story of the disappeared penises in the Vatican Museum. During the Renaissance period nudity was declared sinful and consequently all the antic sculptures in the museum had their sexual organs cut off and hidden by fig leaves. Patient as statues necessarily are, they are still awaiting the day when full masculinity or femininity will be restored to them. Will the Church adhere to their wishes?NMO 14447 The Fig Leaf Campaign cover