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Tomoko Sauvage & Francesco Cavaliere
22/10/2016 - 27/10/2016

Japanese-Italian duo, Tomoko Sauvage and Francesco Cavaliere, interprets “Green Muisic”, a piece by a Danish fluxus composer, Henning Christiansen. They play green objects, from plants, tea, oil, glass, ceramic, cassettes to green-painted synthesizers (Christiansen painted his violin green), some amplified with different types of microphones. Their ‘set up’ installation looks like a laboratory of pigments or a graphical score of music. While the piece is performed, the objects and different shades of green are mixed and displaced as if in the act of painting. Their inspiration also comes from the archives of attempts of making relations between colors and sound in art history and science. Between analogue and digital, organic and mineral, composed and improvised, in color-selected randomness, Sauvage and Cavaliere search to play visual music of contemporary celebration in harmony with life.

 

At Q-O2 in October, we would like to develop and put together the elements we have already worked on since our April session in Berlin. There are electro-acoustic elements amplifying natural objects such as leaves, spices etc by tapping and rubbing as well as waterbowls amplified with hydrophones but played differently than Tomoko’s usual solo setup and also we will be trying new contact microphones to amplify ceramics and glass. We also have a cassette player – probably with tape loop effects and some synthesizers that will play an important role in this project. We would like to mix very different sounds – from very subtle acoustic sound of objects to melodic improvisations on synthesizers. We will also record possibly for an album and take photos of the installations. Our work is also based on research about relationship between colors and sound/ music so there will be some moments to go out of the atelier to museums, libraries, the botanic garden and markets. We have a show confirmed in Paris in December (a festival “La Semaine Bizarre” at Theatre Berthelot in Montreuil in collaboration with Nouveau Theatre de Montreuil (national theater)).

 

 

SOUNDS
Maria Komarova 17/10/20
Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle 17/10/20
Laurent Guedel 10/7/20


Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and Creative Europe
Q-O2
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34
B-1080 Brussels
T: +32 (0)2 245 48 24
F: +32 (0)2 245 48 24
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