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Metamorphoses Nocturnes

In 2014 the society Atemzug e.V. for contemporary circus in Cologne initiated a project between contemporary circus, dance and music, which was developed by Anna Neubert (Direction), Maximiliano Estudies (Composition) and Yves Ytier (Choreography). They developed the interdisciplinary performance „Metamorphoses Nocturnes“.

Metamorphoses Nocturnes“ could be a concert. But a concert, taking place in somebodies dream. The musicians, taking the stage have to face sudden transformations: sound and music suddenly materialize into something visible which evolves again, independently from the music, that generated it. The musicians movement takes the focus and forces him to use movement as his way of expression instead of barely letting him use movement to manipulate his instrument. A singers voice finds itself separated from her body, which decides to go about discovering its own hidden abilities only remembering which quality of movement the voice once installed in it.

„ Metamorphoses Nocturnes“ is musically inspired by György Ligetis String Quartet Nr. 1, where the smallest pattern transforms and develops into a whole world of off-set, machine like movement creating a dark, sometimes menacing, sometimes even comic atmosphere. Composer Maximiliano Estudies uses ways of electronic composition, as well as cross genre composition to create different processes of transformation throughout single pieces as well as the whole performance.

Experiments with different forms of notation were made to compose a chamber music piece which includes sounding instruments as well as moving bodies. Other pieces are written for voice, violin and slack wire, or for percussion, electronics and chinese pole.





 

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