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Mousiké

http://natansinigaglia.com/works/mousike/
Concert for piano, dance and realtime graphics system
2018

Artists

Gloria Campaner, piano
Natan Sinigaglia, dance and visuals

Music program

Bach / Siloti - Preludio in si minore BWV 855a
Pärt - Für Alina
Bach - Suite inglese n. 3 in sol minore BWV 808
Skrjabin - Studio in do diesis minore op. 2 n. 1
Skrjabin - Vers la flamme op. 72
Bach / Kempff - Siciliano in sol minore dalla Sonata per flauto n. 2 BWV 1031
Prokof’ev - Toccata op. 11

In ancient Greece, the term Mousiké was used to indicate the most important form of representation, an essential tool for every citizen’s education.
This artistic practice was expressed in three inseparable and complementary ways: poetry (singed words), instrumental music and dance. Through the perception of harmony (rhythm) between the components of mousiké, a person was able to forge his identity recognising himself as one element in the harmony of cosmo, becoming in this way "citizen of the world".
The Mousiké project wants to get back to this original vision of the artistic act as a symphony of multiple expressive forms: combining instrumental music, real-time visuals and body movement to find in their corality an essential symbol of the human’s complexity.

A Fazioli grand piano was specifically modified to allow two different worlds like classical music and contemporary digital art to establish a dialogue: a sensor bar placed under the keys of the piano captures every gesture and action of the musician, providing this informations to the software that will later interpret it to generate the visuals.
By using a tracking system device the visual artist interacts with the software through the language of movement; the body becomes in this way a sophisticated and precise interface that provides meaningful data to the system.
A custom made software uses the data extracted from the piano and the dancer’s movement to generate and animate the visual compositions, allowing the artists to react immediately to the visual feedbacks and explore the vibrant space in between the languages.

Performances

4-5 Apr 2018 | Piccolo Teatro di Milano| Milan, Italy (World Premiere)
11 May 2018 | Teatro Morlacchi | Perugia, Italy

Credits

Programming contributions:
Tebjan Halm, Julien Vulliet, Kyle Mclean, Michael Burk, Johannes Timpernagel

Commissioned by Società del Quartetto di Milano
In co-production with Fazioli and Piccolo Teatro di Milano

Photo:
Adriano Scognamillo, Roberto Moro, Valentina Colombo

Video shooting:
IED Milano video design students
Marta Di Stasi, Francesca Paglialonga, Asia Sbrugnera, Elisabetta Zecca

Video Editing:
Ivan Bottelli

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