by stephan meidell a.o.
A vacuum cleaner revitalizes a harmonium. Electromagnets produce delicate and ethereal melodies within a grand piano. Vibrating speakers bring drums to life, causing objects to dance and strings to resonate. This captivating concert performance delves into the realm of vibrations, exploring their presence in time and space, connecting objects and people through the interplay of movement, sound, and light.
Re~Percussion is a concert-performance that explores the concept of vibrations in time and space, between objects and people, through movement, sound, and light. It is a collaborative experiment involving artists from five different countries and three disciplines. The musicians, Magda Mayas and Sigbjørn Apeland, go beyond traditional approaches in their unique treatment of the prepared piano and wooden organ. Dancer and choreographer Mirte Bogaert brings a musical sensibility to her movement-rich performances. Carlos Vasquez and Melina Pafundi utilize old, analogue film techniques to create real-time projections that contribute to the overall experience.
The title Re~Percussion plays on the words percussion and repercussion, highlighting the extended acoustic instrumentation and the process of setting resonance in motion. The piece explores the interplay between instruments and artists, creating new repercussions and emphasizing the interconnectedness of everyone involved. Re~Percussion can also be experienced as a sound and film installation, featuring remnants from the concert performance.
Re~Percussion is part of Stephan Meidell's PhD project in Artistic Research at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music, and Design in Bergen.
Gitarist: Stephan Meidell Pianist: Magda Mayas Organist: Sigbjørn Apeland Dancer: Mirte Bogaert Filmmakers: Carlos Vasquez, Melina Pafundi
Supported by: Program for Artistic Research, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Kulturdirektoratet, Bergen Kommune