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residency
20/09/2021 - 31/10/2021

Gladys Garcia lives and works in Brussels and she is Che Vuoi, a solo musical project.
She’s been working for the past year on ‘Night Songs’, a series of songs composed of modular and analog synthesizers as well as poetry texts She thinks of these melodies and songs as nocturnal landscapes out of which comforting or threatening images might emerge. Particularly interested in the organic sounds produced by modular synths and in the different melodies, they are used to create a sort of personal folklore and to invoke unfamiliar ghosts. Like songs you’ve already heard but no longer remember. As part of this research, the monotony of music loops – devoid of melancholy – animates a movement between a soothing and more rough aspect. During the residency at Q-O2 she will open up the project to a more collaborative approach in order to re-imagine ‘Night Songs’ as a chamber music ensemble in a very free and amateur manner. This type of ensemble is based on the ‘horizontality’ of the collaboration. As the name suggests, chamber music is thought in opposition to grand orchestras and it adapts to small spaces, like those in a house for example. The musical performance is experienced more intimately in this domestic setting and she would like to expand this idea of domesticity in relation to the chamber music groups to echo with the strange familiarity that she looks for in ‘Night Songs’.

 

Photo©Simon Andréani

SOUNDS
Nichola Scrutton - Improvisations/Sounding the Space 1
Maria Komarova 17/10/20
Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle 17/10/20


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