ÉTUDE FOR PREPARED PIANO AND ROPE DANIJELA ZAJC, MISMO NISMO [ SI ]
3 OR OLDER | 40′
27 · 28 MAY 4:30pm | 9:30pm
ORFEÃO DA FEIRA
Étude for prepared piano and rope is a concert whose listeners can hear sounds never thought of before, let alone heard, from a piano. Disassembled on the floor with the strings raised, an ordinary piano will transport us on a journey of musical experimentation.
With a universe of possibilities, and through classical and experimental manipulation, the performer executes the concert playing, mainly, from an aerial string.
Everything in the world is connected, co-existing and co-affecting everything around it. The author artist explores the interaction with the piano using classical acrobatics on an aerial string, where each movement is transformed into oscillations that, in turn, become sound waves of different frequencies and amplitudes. Thus, the sounds, transposed back to the movements and vice versa, pass from the performer to the audience, creating interactions susceptible to unpredictable situations.
In designing this project, the author asks the following questions:
How do our bodies and our emotions respond to the environment and social reality?
To what extent is this reality reproduced and to what extent can we change it?
Are we constantly in the process of finding a balance?
From a micro level to a macro level: reacting to the sound of a rope to react to capitalist devastation.
The idea for this work comes from the author’s involvement in Cirkusarna Naokrog, an autonomous space in Rog Factory (Ljubljana), Slovenia, which was evicted and demolished in 2021. It was here, at the Rogs Autonomous Factory, that the author found and prepared the old piano, a lasting mark in his personal and artistic journey.
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