Music Poetry Visuals
Agaya-Shi is a non-stop performance that keeps the listener from the beginning until the end in a sphere of sound and vision. The multimedia project is a fusion of acoustic instruments, electronic music and visual art.
Modern classical viola and percussion, existing and own works, acoustic music and live electronics, are combined with tapes and modern poetry, especially written for this project. The poems are recorded by the poet herself. The electronically modified voice forms a second layer to the music. In addition, there are projections on a big wall screen. A special computer program merges the projections, consisting of photographs, movies and paintings, with the recorded poems. The same program transforms the live music from the viola and percussions into an electronic entity.
Agaya-Shi sounds like a story told to a listener but in a very unreal manner because the voice is modified and the sound of the music is vast. Sometimes floating and melodic, sometimes massive and insistent. Because of illumination effects and the moving pictures, Agaya-Shi seems to be a vivid, lively and stirring experience, wrapping the audience in a unique cocoon.
Claudia Hansen – concept & percussion
Maria Moros Ballesteros – viola
Françoise Schroeder – poems & voice
David Benqué – visual art
Alexandros Drymonitis – sound design
Rodrigo Tascon – composition & sound design
Ernesto Illescas Peláez- composition & sound design
Thomas Myrmel – movie design
The Third Half of the Last – Part I (2007)
17.06.2007Agaya-Shi – The Third Half of The Last – Part ITheater De CameleonAmsterdamThe Netherlands