Quand les pôles opposés…

(ENG) Quand les pôles opposés… (2017) arises from the idea of contrasting motifs which attract and complement each other. However, there is also the possibility that these diverse motives become a single one, then they will be abruptly separated following the electromagnetic force principle. The instrumentation is divided into three groups.: flute and cello, bass clarinet and violin, and piano. The first two groups represent each of the two poles, which are sometimes different but sometimes also become just one. Conversely, the piano exerts a magnetic force that sometimes bursts into the piece as a union or separation depending on the relationship existing between the other instruments.

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(ESP) Quand les pôles opposés… (2017) surge de la idea de motivos contrastantes pero que se atraen y complementan entre sí. Sin embargo, también existe la posibilidad de que estos mismos motivos se transformen en uno mismo y se separen abruptamente, siguiendo el principio de la fuerza electromagnética. La instrumentación está dividida en tres grupos: flauta y cello, clarinete bajo y violín, y piano. Los dos primeros grupos representan cada uno de los dos polos, que en ocasiones son diferentes pero a veces también se transforman en uno solamente. Por el contrario, el piano ejerce de fuerza magnética que en ocasiones irrumpe en la pieza a modo de unión o separación, dependiendo de la relación que existe entre los demás instrumentos.

 

 

 

 

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Ali Barker: painter

Music, Painting and other Collaborations

Today, I met Ali Barker, an artist based in Liverpool. Ali paints from music references, as she also plays violin and viola, so she understands not just how visual arts work but also how music works. I really enjoyed the meeting today, talking about the two different sides of artists and musician; the precise and organised vs the creative and chaotic. Ali Barker’s work has a little bit of both. Her geometric paintings are a reflection of this “obsessive” side of creative individuals where everything has to be on time, pre-planned and well structured to be successful. Conversely, once a plan is established, it is needed some chaos and freedom for artists to experiment and achieve new stages, with new ideas and points of view. Ali’s freedom and intuitive perception are beautifully represented in her expressive collection of works. Finally, the layered paintings are a combination of both geometric…

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Georgi Gill: poet

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Today, it has been a very productive day in terms of research. I had amazing meetings and feedback about my current work, I had my first contact with Freya Chambers, the clarinettist involved in my piece Triptych, and finally, the poet Georgi Gill (https://georgigill.blog) and I have started to work in Dans les noirceurs. We had very creative and inspiring meeting where we discussed the colour black, what is black in nature? in psychology? is it neutral or negative? How can the idea of emptiness from the colour black be translated into poetry or music in a different way than silence? These questions have made us think about the structure the work will follow, will it be divided into movements/acts?

A concept I got very interested in was the idea of the black mirror, a tool painters used to simplify colours and tonal range from surrounding objects. We also spoke about black…

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Black and Dans les noirceurs

Music, Painting and other Collaborations

One of the most ambitious and innovative projects I am working at the moment is Dans les noirceurs (provisional title). This project that will be present as a concert performance but also as an audiovisual installation will be the result of working with the poet Georgi Gill and the artist Èlia Navarro. Three of us will work around the concept of black. Is black a shadow? Is the lack of light? It is just another colour or all the colours? Which connotations have this colour had through History? Can be black used as a light as Henry Matisse proposed?  These questions are just the start of this project in which we are really looking forward to immerse ourselves.

More news and meetings coming very very soon.

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Merseyside Improvisors Orchestra Concert under the direction of David Leahy and with special guests Paloma Carrasco and Loz Speyer. 27/5. 8pm.

The Merseyside Improvisers Orchestra

David Leahy, bass player, composer, improvisor and contact dancer, who’ll be directing the orchestra this month writes about the concept behind the concert.

‘Musicians in space’ is based on the argument that the formal separation and the static positioning of the audience and performer does little to support a musical process, such as free improvisation, that is supposedly built on the close inter-relationship of all the elements of a performance ecosystem.
The Orchestra, needless to say are really excited about exploring his concept, and intrigued about how it will change the way we play and sound. Also for this concert we’ll be joined by old friends, the Spanish cellist and dancer Paloma Carrasco and trumpet player Loz Speyer. Loz returning again after directing the orchestra for their successful Sun Ra celebration and, Paloma after playing solo and with the orchestra for the concert in July 2016.

27th May. 8pm

Entrance £5…

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