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Collected Works Bookstore present:Poetry as Music

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:00pm A Poetry Concert with The Metamorphics Reflections: Six Chords of Connectivity  The unlikely pairing of Canadian composer and singer, Leonard Cohen, with Spanish poet and dramatist, Federico Garcia Lorca, evokes quesions of how two highly individualistic compositional processes can at all be similar....

METAMORPHIC REFLECTIONS. LORCA-COHEN

Observing metamorphic transformations in nature allows us to extrapolate that method to humans and the arts. That is to say, the foundational substance becomes a supporting substance retained in the new identity. These essential elements are absorbed, now invisible to the observer, while the transformed...

POESIA FLAMENCA in COLORADO

Natalia Perez del Villar & Flamenco Underground present an evening of live flamenco music, dance and Spanish poetry. Guest Artist: Flamenco Singer Fernando Barros Lirola from Granada, Spain. Natalia Perez del Villar, Dancer Mark Herzog, Guitarist Fernando Barros, internationally recognized as an innovator, reveals in his compositions the “melody”...

Lorca’s poems ARE MELODIAS FLAMENCAS

The poems of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca are a wonderful source, to be sung in multiple styles containing the flamenco. We might ask ourselves what would flamenco without the sentimental aportracion of your lyrics?I would say it would be meaningless, would not be able to...

2019 PERFORMANCES

                 

Metamorphic Transformation

Observing metamorphic transformations in nature allows us to extrapolate that method to humans and the arts. That is to say, the foundational substance becomes a supporting substance retained in the new identity. These essential elements are absorbed, now invisible to the observer, while the transformed form creates a stunning awareness of the new.

Likewise, our compositions make use of a similar pattern of creative mutation, if you will. We begin with folk songs that poet Federico Garcia Lorca chose, rescued from oblivion, transcribed for the piano and performed in various venues. Following a trajectory of revealing hidden elements, we submit them to an unexpected metamorphic process. The melodic essences of the old songs are those that give musical meaning to different poems that Lorca wrote.

Additionally, in his short life, he created diverse artistic works, including poetry, music, and literature. He also created formidable works for the theater, while also embracing other mediums such as painting. His contemporaries and artistic collaborators included Joan Miro and Salvador Dali.

«Lorca in the Keys of Hands and Voice,” a concert conceived and presented by Adam Kent and Fernando Barros, is a musical innovation inspired by Lorca’s example. Lorca collected melodies from the Spanish folklore repertoire and transcribed them for the piano using two different concepts: 1) adapting the old melodies to various of his poem, as for example, ANDA JALEO to the poem «Preciosa y el Aire”; and 2) singing the old songs using the expressive, emotive characteristics inherent in flamenco music.

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