Crown Quartet - A Natural Contract

 

Crown Quartet - A Natural Contract

Usmaradio presents
Crown Quartet
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Sound Art in Four Countries
Resonances IV - NaturArchy: Towards a Natural Contract

๐Ÿ”ด LIVESTREAM : 23 June 2022, 17:00 โ€“ 18:00 CEST
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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia: Zahra Mani - double bass, bass & electric guitars, field recordings, live electronics
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy: Roberto Paci Dalรฒ - clarinet, bass clarinet, voice, live electronics
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary: Tibor Szemzล‘ - voice, bass flute, flute
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria: Mia Zabelka - electric violin, vocals, live electronics
Station Manager and sound engineer: Alessandro Renzi

We are pleased to announce the new sound art project A Natural Contract by the Crown Quartet. The project is supported by the festival Resonances IV - NaturArchy: Towards a Natural Contract.
To know the world is to breathe, to breathe is to savour the world. An interspecies dialogue where you find yourself human, vegetable, animal and mineral, in the name of fusion. A world composed not of objects but of streams that penetrate us and that we penetrate, of waves of varying intensity and in perpetual movement. We can no longer perceive the world as a simple collection of objects or as a universal space containing all things, but as the site of a veritable metaphysical mixture. Towards a โ€œmultispecies storytellingโ€ (Donna Haraway).
A Natural Contract is created for Resonances IV and it crosses borders through the simultaneity of music and language in a musical exchange between four different European countries. The four countries in the Alps-Adriatic-Region have been barely accessible due to the Corona pandemic. The idea of this live sound art concert at a distance is to invoke notions of memory, a discourse, a call to the most basic elements of humanity and society.
A Natural Contract is a new project for the Crown Quartet, conceived and directed by Usmaradio.
In addition to the rich instrumentation of the quartet, A Natural Contract has a textual layer embedded in the compositional structure (which leaves room for spontaneous improvised exchange). As with field recordings in music, the linguistic elements are subjected to selection, processing, reproduction and abstraction of text fragments that acquire new significances in connection with the sounds and the music.
The multilingualism of the text fragments reflects the diversity of the musical languages and approaches of the four musicians. Hungarian, Italian, various German accents, English and Croatian meet the abstract vocal sound art of Zabelka and Szemzล‘. Thus vocal modes of expression are explored and contrasted in their diversity. There is a musical transformation of semantics, reflecting the absurdity that arises when you repeat a word for a long time, highlighting the transitions between language and sound, from noise to music. These processes in turn reflect the shifting meanings of terms such as borders and freedom in the Corona-shaped cultural-political landscape.

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Crown Quartet - A Natural Contract

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