Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Granular : : P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels, 3 and 4/11/2007)

João Martins, Ulrich Mitzlaff, Miguel Cabral, Ricardo Freitas, Emídio Buchinho, Nuno Rebelo

At Beaux Arts Horta Hall in Brussels, improvisations of music & dance. Granular is an association for the development of new music in Portugal, PARTS is one of the most famous dance schools in Europe. In this event, students from PARTS under the direction of David Zambrano presented 4 improvisation performances together with an ensemble of musicians from Granular (João Martins - sax and objects; Ulrich Mitzlaff - cello; Miguel Cabral - homemade percussions & electronics; Ricardo Freitas - acoustic bass; Emídio Buchinho - acoustic guitar; and myself on electric guitar and objects). Since David Zambrano asked specifically for music with grooves, we came with 4 pre-recorded sequences on computer that we could use anytime during the impros. This, together with my own gestures directing the musicians ensemble, provided a very lively music which everybody apreciated. We did well, very well indeed! And so did the dancers: nicholas tiishang aphane, salka ardal rosengren, jos baker, marcus baldemar, gilad ben ari, aron blom, fanny broyaux, young-seung choi, soo-jin chun, ludvig daae, stanislav dobak, frédérique dom, mikko hyvönen, anneleen keppens, thibault lac, cecilia lisa eliceche, dawid lorenc, steven michel, csaba molnar, sarah beth percival, eleni pierides, jonathan pranlas, guo rui, peter Þavel, maria silva, fanny skura, noé soulier, artemis stavridi artemis, marco torrice, anaïs van eycken, petra van gompel, stav yeini, elisa yvelin and of course David Zambrano.

1 comment:

  1. It was really a fully accomplished performance, wasn't it, Nuno? I do believe we have every reason to be proud of what we've done.

    We should do it more often. ;)


    João Martins