insub.distances

October 10, 2020

Rodolphe Loubatière & Bonnie Jones interpret a score by Ryoko Akama.

Online at https://insub.org/insub-distances/

From september until decembre 2020, INSUB. curates the Insub.distances project. It invited eight composers from the experimental scene to write original scores. These compositions were interpreted by 8 duos of musicians fully separated. The pieces, recorded & filmed, and broadcast online only investigate the issues of proximity and distance in a context where artistic mobility is turned obsolete by the current crisis, highlighting the need to create and exchange, beyond masks and closed borders. The 8 de-materialized performances that will be published one every two weeks, in video & audio formats, alongside interviews in which the musical, technical, contextual and personal aspects of the performers’ work are discussed. This de-materialized proposition explores virtuality as a palliative during the current situation – but also its limits by a crude montage which underlines the separation between the performers. The simplicity of the set-up ultimately reinforces the power of the music : tender and subtle counterpoints are found side by side to interwoven humming voices, explosive bursts, pulsations, meticulous explorations, resonance activations & ethereal harmonies…

10.09 Michael Pisaro-Liu ~ d’incise & Philippe Lauzier
24.09 Annette Schmucki ~ Antoine Läng & Myriam Pruvot
08.10 Ryoko Akama ~ Rodolphe Loubatière & Bonnie Jones
22.10 Jacques Demierre ~ Raphael Ortis & Camille Emaille
05.11 Clara de Asís ~ Violeta Motta & Cristián Alvear
19.11 Christian Wolfarth ~ Alexandra Bellon & Alexis Degrenier
03.12 Sarah Hennies ~ Cyril Bondi & Mike Majkowski
17.12 Jürg Frey ~ Anouck Genthon & Pierre-Yves Martel