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Scènes noires. Portrait Guerrero

The Spanish composer Alberto Posadas, student and heir of the genius Francisco Guerrero, 'interprets' four late works by Goya, the famous Black Paintings that could be seen on the walls of the "Deaf Man's Villa" near Madrid.

Atropos, Saturn, The Dog, and Fight with Cudgels become orchestral material surrendered to spatialization and electronic interventions that submerge the listener. The Colombian artist Carlos Franklin has created a frieze-like video, placed above the instrumental ensemble. This project features close ups on the music and video via the gripping geography of Goya's paintings, such as a figure violently deformed or the emptiness of a surface that absorbs the entire pictorial space.

Program

  • Alberto Posadas (music) / Carlos Franklin (video) Cuatro escenas negras, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, premiere
  • Francisco Guerrero Zayin VI

Distribution

Irvine Arditti, violin
L'Itinéraire
Conductor Mark Foster
IRCAM Computer Music Design Olivier Pasquet

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, l'Itinéraire coproduction. With the support of the Varèse Network, supported by the European Union Culture 2000 program.

Photo: Montage de Carlos Franklin à partir des peintures noires de Goya (Les Parques, Saturne dévorant ses enfants, Le chien et Deux étrangers) © Carlos Franklin

Friday, June 19, 7pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection

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