CERVANTES: CURIOSITY AND CREATIVITY

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CERVANTES: CURIOSITY AND CREATIVITY

febrero 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

                              A presentation by

Fernando Barros,Carlos Lomas, Melissa Moore

Experience Cervantes in a New Voice

Fernando Barros presents “Don Quixote” in a unique combination of video,

song and lecture.

This enchanting tale has been touted as the world’s premier work of fiction. In

it, Cervantes recounts the whimsies, escapades and dreams of the Spaniard

in search of his place in realms real and imagined.

Fernando’s expertise in composing for the writers and poets of his

countrymen serves to link the past with a contemporary interpretation of keyaspects of the text.

Additionally, come discover with us the astounding connection between

Cervantes and Shakespeare! A few moments which reveal the direct path

between curiosity and creativity across the centuries!

Detalles

Fecha:
febrero 23, 2017
Hora:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Organizador

THE DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH & PORTUGUESE THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

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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