Concert georganiseerd door het Italian Accordion Academy.
Pauline Oliveros’ Wind Horse, is an open score that looks like a mandala, a geometric configuration of symbols. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, as much as in this music piece the mandala constantly reminds the musicians of focusing on several options while improvising.
Drawing an invisible thread between rational and organic, softness and loudness, pitch and sound, Oliveros seeks for an instant composition characterised by an idealistic balance.
A sort of tuning of the left and right hemispheres of the brain, into the act of improvising.
In central position, “Listen”, a statement that contains void, emptiness and the fullest sound potential at the same time, that asks for action and inhibition at the same time.
The duration of the performance is approximately one hour.
Pauline Oliveros was an American composer, accordionist and a central figure in the development of post-war experimental and electronic music.
She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She taught music at Mills College, the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros authored books, formulated new music theories, and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of “deep listening” and “sonic awareness”.
The Italian Accordion Academy is a project dedicated to classical accordion, founded and directed by Claudio Jacomucci and Kathleen Delaney and based in Amsterdam.
The aims of the project is the development of new perspectives for the accordion, by performing new music, composing and creating multidisciplinary projects.
Dario Calderone (doublebass)
Gareth Davis (bass clarinet)
Claudio Jacomucci (accordion)
Ned McGowan (contrabass flute)
Simone Spinaci (guitar, voice)
Valery Barr (accordion)
Lia Ceravolo (accordion)
Inigo Mikeleiz (accordion)
Carlo Sampaolesi (accordion)
Artemis Vavatsika (accordion)
Przemek Woiceichowski (accordion)