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POETRY AS MUSIC

  New song with a poem by Cervantes: [audio mp3="https://studyflamenco.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Baila-la-gitana-modified-1.mp3"][/audio]   The genesis for Cohen’s own leap into the unknown came at a time when he was dabbling in prose and poetry, having become influenced by the works of Garcia Lorca. At a park across the street from his...

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...

MUSIC of the OPPRESSED: FLAMENCO in its HISTORICAL CONTEXT

From our sustained curiosity about “THE ART of FLAMENCO,” we have developed this course. In this series we will offer historical and food-for-thought information to enhance your discovery of the uniqueness of flamenco music, whose genesis can be significantly sourced from the laudable values -...

METAMORPHIC REFLECTIONS

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...

CERVANTES: A Quixotic Quest with Flamenco

                           CERVANTES INSTITUTO ALBUQUERQUE          PRESENTS                                         CERVANTES: A Quixotic Quest with Flamenco    ...

Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Gypsies

Trasatlántico Malagueñas y Zapateados de música, canto, y baile T HE C ENTER PARA I Berian Y L ATINA Un MERICANA M USIC EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CALIFORNIA , RIVERSIDE Y T HE M OUNDATION PARA I Berian M USIC EN EL B ARRY S. B GRAJO C...

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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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