As We Speak
As We Speak (50'00") is a concert program that focuses on the interaction between music and the recorded human voice. Arranged for a portable instrumentation utilizing a small keyboard and amplified vibraphone bars, the program includes:
- Poor Margie - Florent Ghys
- Stop Speaking - Andy Akiho
- SINGLE PLAYER v.2 co-op - Nina Fukuoka
- Coming Together / Attica - Frederic Rzewski
The concert takes a clever look at technology and its connection with the human experience: a 1949 instructional film on cooking terms, scenes from today's hyper-realistic video games, the text-to-speech feature of the MacBook Pro, and the means of communication that make a revolution possible. With all its biases and flaws on display, the audience views the connection between technology and people with an ironic twist, alongside speech and music.
Inspired by the seasonal cycles that guide life in Nordic countries, Skammdegi/Náttleysi (50'00") is a work-in-progress evening-length program for piano and percussion composed by Hafdís Bjarnadóttir and Marta Forsberg. Skammdegi and Náttleysi are words taken from the old Icelandic calendar that respectively refer to the shortest darkest days, and the longest nightless days of the year. These unique arctic light cycles are an experience that is shared only by those living in the north most regions of the world, yet they speak to each person's own experience with the darkness and light in their own lives.
Commissioned by the Nordisk Kulturkontakt and the Nordisk Kulturfond.
CON IL SOSTEGNO DEL PROGETTO
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT
MOVIN'UP SPETTACOLO - PERFORMING ARTS 2017
A CURA DI / BY
Ministero dei Beni e delle Attivitá Culturali e del Turismo Direzione Generale Spettacolo
E / AND
GAI Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani