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Chalkboard

Performance

06 May to 18 Sep. 2019

Vist of the exhibition 'Christian Marclay: Festival' (1 July-26 September, 2010, Whitney Museum of American Art) © Whitney Museum of American Art, 2010

Vist of the exhibition 'Christian Marclay: Festival' (1 July-26 September, 2010, Whitney Museum of American Art) © Whitney Museum of American Art, 2010

Christian Marclay’s interactive installation Chalkboard (2010) invites visitors to write notes, drawings or graffiti on a architecturally-scaled chalkboard ruled with musical staff lines. Periodically, this "score" is interpreted by musicians. Once a concert is finished, the board is cleared and the process begins again until the next. Despite being a piece of musical notation, the work subverts the classical composition and the conventional score offering this degree of freedom to the public as well as to the musicians.

Programme

FROM 6 MAY TO 18 SEPTEMBER
Venue: Museum galleries
Admission: Activity included in the price of admission. No booking required.

Dates:
► FRIDAY 12 JULY, 7 pm: Núria Andorrà (percussion)
She has a ESMUC degree in percussion, after she studieds at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, with a scholarship of the Cultural Government of Catalonia and the Ministry of Education from Spain. After that she studied a master in Contemporary Music at the same university with I. Nakamura, J. Brener and Thomas Hoffer. Currently she is doing his doctoral studies abut “the free improvisation on the contemporary music”. She was a resident artist from Ateneu Barcelonès, Antic Teatre and Phonos Fundation. Nowadays she is the artistic director of Improject, ensemble resident at the ESMUC.

► MONDAY 29 JULY, 7 pm: Tom Chant (saxophone)
Tom is a saxophonist and composer born in 1975, resident in Barcelona. He has been actively investigating the processes of free improvisation for 25 years, collaborating with many internationally renowned musicians over this time, most notably with Eddie Prévost and John Edwards in a trio that has recorded four albums since 1997. Tom has composed experimental pieces for choir and small ensembles, including the 2017 disc Stripped Abstract, a long, rumbling, acoustic drone featuring the crop of young improvisers in Barcelona. In a parallel musical life, Tom has been a member of pioneering new jazz outfit The Cinematic Orchestra for over 20 years.

► WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER, 7 pm: Barbara Held (transverse flute)
Barbara Held is a flutist and composer based in Barcelona. Her practice as a classically trained musician gives priority to a lifetime of collaboration, of interdisciplinary work in relation to other artists.  Known for her subtle exploration of the minutae of sonic material, she creates sensitive, focused sound work that exposes the detail of the physical space of listening in equal part to a keen attention to how we listen as bodies moving through the world. She has commissioned and performed a very personal body of new repertoire for flute by artists including Alvin Lucier, Carles Santos and Joan Brossa, and was flutist with New York’s Bowery Ensemble, a group with close ties to Cage and Feldman.

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