FRIDAY NIGHT with Fanjul&Ward
What does it mean to compose?
English talks about component parts. More scientific? Latin says it is about putting together. Together...yes, very latin. Old French tells us to compose is ´to place´. Something mystical, sacred.
It is an extraordinary calling to be a composer. One is summoned to find the parts of story, an experience, a landscape or a peoples and is compelled to uncover the puzzle of how they fit together. Then she must place the notes in a way that when they come together, the musician can catch the secret from the scratchings on the partitura, borrow them for a moment in time and share them with an audience who must be willing to journey. The composer without the musician is only half lived. And he must develop a detachment to his work and a trust for the musicians, for Life itself if he is to be free. The great composers are magicians who offer us a magic carpet ride where we are ferried away to some other time and place, where we are moved, shaken, made sublime and changed forever.
That is a mighty expectation of one simple, humble human, don´t you think?
Friday Night with Fanjul&Ward brings you up close and very personal with these creative genius´ and invites you to enter the intimacy of their relationship to Life and the world through the art of musical composition.
Friday, July 31st at 8:00 p.m.
COMPOSING FROM THE INTIMACY
Elena Kats-Chernin, Composer (Australia)
With Elena Kats-Chernin something very unique happens, it's as if she could define intimacy in music, however she and the music are like the same expression of that intimacy.
It is to bring the voice of the feminine, of what welcomes a platform that is music and surprises us with colors and with enjoyment. It is as if Elena, without any pretension, cooks with a series of elements that she chooses carefully, silently, softly and prepares something that when eaten is "magical" because it nourishes, enjoys, refreshes...
Is it a feminine way of composing? does gender make a difference? how can you compose with such intimacy a work that becomes so public? is intimacy public? The inquiry in this conversation will be much greater, deeper... because intimacy in English is: "into my see" so it is possible that Elena looks at what surrounds her, according to how she looks inside herself and that is what we will hear in her music and that is what this conversation will be about.