#406. Onafhankelijke geluidskunst, radiofonische projecten en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten. Met Confusion, Reflection, Joy, a radio drama in Sonata Form (Soundart Radio) en Change de FA(r)CE by Mathilde Lacroix for Radio Campus Bruxelles.
1. Confusion, Reflection, Joy, a radio drama in Sonata Form. (Soundart Radio).
Three movements, each exploring our location at Dartington Hall as somewhere where time slips between different years, decades, centuries. In August, when musicians gather for the Summer School, as you wander around the medley of medieval and modernist buildings different musics seep out of every door and window. The musicians and audiences bring and share memories of their visits here over the years, and make new ones.
Participants in the Summer School’s Radio Drama course, run by Soundart Radio, walked, listened and collected. Their studio was the whole of the Dartington Estate, their script was words found on gravestones amongst the ancient yew trees, and their scores were signs around the buildings. Many fragments were then pulled together into three movements. Confusion explores the problems of collective music making in a Covid wary environment. Reflection provides space to mourn and remember. Finally, Joy brings together old memories and new music with attempts at happiness.
Dartington Summer School began in 1948 and has only been cancelled once, in 2020. The planned events would have coincided with Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, and a new work, “Joy” was commissioned for choir and string quartet. In 2021, amongst sudden changes, partial closures and socially distanced outdoor music, Joy was rehearsed and performed for the first time. Snippets of Joy, by John Barber and Hazel Gould, pop up here, as well as many other half formed performances, captured whilst wandering around the site. Special thanks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
2. Change de FA(r)CE by Mathilde Lacroix for Radio Campus Bruxelles.
Stop/Play. Change frequencies, change your mind !
Aids of tails ? What about playing this to change perceptions of the world ? What about record outside, transform it and ear it more confortable from inside, with a new perception ? My baby would be very happy.
This is the secret of authentic fermentation, guaranteed since several generations!
We also have an other secret : We have a lot to do. In French, we say : « We have a lot of bread to cook ».
Last thing before to really Stop/Play :
…………….« Listen…. »
Mathilde Lacroix is staying in Brussels. After learning translation and sound documentary, she’s studying electroacoustic music. She’s exploring mental and physical soundscapes, alive or deserted, and try to open other perceptions to feel the world, and translate it with combinaison of poetical forms. She likes transformation, kneading and organical matter. She likes to decompose sounds, words, coincidences. Concret or abstract, with acoustic or virtual instruments, in the air or somewhere else, there is not permanent definition. She collaborates with photograph Nathalie Hannecart and Aurélie Bay to explore three regards, three forms, three happy combinaisons (Les terribles ténébres). They also worked with engraver Weronika Siupka on the thematic of coal and steel industry. She also composed soundstrack of Miléna Trivier ‘s movie « Le Murmure des lieux qui nous habitent », and collaborates several times with Maxime Coton, exploring the place/space of poetry mixing different forms. Through project Living Pages, she meets of pinter Jamil Mehdaoui.
Sound creation : Mathilde Lacroix Sacral. Compositions : Camille Lacroix . With the voice of Franck Seng as youtuber carrying kneading. With the complicity and actoring of Shakira & Beyoncé, and the support of Xiri Tara Noir in this long fermentation. Thanks to Carine Demange to invite me in Radia, for her good listening and exchanges.