meta music no. 2
for this choreography i wrote a composition. i made a score open for other dancers, performers, choreographers or anybody who understands and wants to perform it. there are a few principles such as ‘no representational/expressive gesture’ and ‘don’t show a trained body’. there are a few indications according to the structure and movement guidance. there are also a few sentences on understanding, which are part of the score instead of a supplement of explanation. i quote them here: in this piece we understand body as the origin of music. it’s the place where language is generating from. the slow motions give the body a chance to suspend from its social functions. the shaking releases the body and gives it a little autonomy state. music is shaking with itself. no development. no subject. what is this language?
this piece premiered at:
LABOR SONOR : CHOREOGRAPHING SOUND
musicians composing for dancers. dancers performing music. composers choreograph sound. dancers interpret compositions.
transdisciplinary festival & symposium | 30 november – 2 december 2018 | ballhaus ost berlin
LABOR SONOR : CHOREOGRAPHING SOUND explores translation processes between sound and movement, music and body. Contemporary forms of visible music and composed actions emerge through the encounters between extended notions of composing, choreographing and dancing. The focal point of this transdisciplinary experiment is how composing practices translate into dance and choreographic concepts translate into music.