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Friday, 27 June 2014 02:00

Extended techniques with Morin Khoor with Enkhjargal Dandarvaanchig (1)

Experimenting  harmonics glissando techniques of contemporary music on the Mongolian fiddle the Morin Khoor is challenging and fun !

Next week Enkhjargal and me will start rehearsing in Karlsruhe, its going to be so much fun !!!

 

Friday, 27 June 2014 08:03

Working on video tutorials

Elena Casella's Choir , Musica Aperta & Conductor of REKA, Dario Garegnani are going to be the demonstrators of each part of the CROWD within REKA.

Videos will be online next week - stay tuned !

Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:27

Can you sing it ?

Can you sing it ?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 02:00

Playing with traditions

Departing from Tradition and going to new experimentations can be a lot of fun. This is really about "playing music" & "playing with music".

Monday, 23 June 2014 02:00

SHARE YOUR VOICE WITH ART

CROWD MUSIC
It has got a lot to do with the sounds of of my hometown, where tens and sometimes hundreds of people sing in various occasions the same prayer, but each one slightly different. The end result is a vibrating intense sonic cloud which grows around you  (in music it is called Heterophony).


Opposite to the western concept of choir, which is build on hierarchy, “clean”
musical performance based on accuracy and on an a priori musical knowledge, the voices of the crowd in REKA should be various and individualistic, becoming through unity an environment, a texture which covers, uncovers and indicates a sonic ambient in which the events are born.

 

Monday, 05 May 2014 02:00

REKA - CROWD TUTORIALS 1

REKA CROWD SCORE IS READY - YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE ENGLISH SCORE RIGHT NOW !

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD & ENJOY !

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 02:00

REKA - CROWD TUTORIALS 2

I am literately working day & night on the crowd part of REKA....In one week I'm done ! please stay tuned for online tutorials, downlodable score and much fun !!!

Thursday, 22 May 2014 02:00

Playing...artworks ?

The score of REKA has notes, textual indications, graphic indications and also 10 visual artworks that soloists, percussionists or the CROWD  interpenetrates with their instruments or voices.

HERE is REKA n.8 - Birds background - from the CROWD part

Sunday, 22 June 2014 02:00

LAMA SAMTEN YESHE RINPOCHE & the five elements Mudra

 Working with  LAMA SAMTEN YESHE RINPOCHE on the 5 elements Mudra - the challange is to adapt it to time, score and conductor's indications.

Cannot wait til he will sing it with the crowd - will be fantastic !!!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 02:00

REKA - Blog 3

The mantras, mandalas, chants, prayers, rituals of cleaning the the karma, breathing meditations are anchored in the voice. The human voice is a vessel in which the Bön priests are putting verbal and non verbal metaphysic meanings of their beliefs regarding the essential functions  of their reality.

It is interesting to reflect about the use of vocals in the Bön culture and in Buddhism in general, in comparison to the musical use of "Amen" in the European Cristian liturgy - while both carry a function of a meditative word rather than an informative word (even though that in Hebew the word "Amen" carry many meanings deriving from its root A.M.A.N - which could hint art, practice, faith, artist) the Catholic tradition use its AMEN either as a closing pattern (all musical parameters go down) or as a rich base of musical movement and decoration (Melisma in musical terms), the vocals demostrated by Lama Samten are a rapresentation of the constant, the invariable, the eternal. This opposing difference - or complimentary relations if you wish - makes me think of the great debate between Heraclitus of Ephesus and Parmenides of Elea