Artistic Residence . João Madeira and Constança C. Homem
23 August to 2 September 2018 |
O'culto da Ajuda | Lisboa
ARTISTIC RESIDENCE . João Madeira and Constança C. Homem
without words or things
by João Madeira and Constança Carvalho Homem
from António Franco Alexandre
"Without words or things", 1974, is a unique example of the work of António Franco Alexandre. An improbably mature poem, it is assumed as a fictional exercise and privileged plastic, sonorous territory. In the sought affinity between voice and double bass, João Madeira and Constança Carvalho Homem present the fruits of a residence guided by three great questions: how to make audible meaning without detracting from an inherent strategy of camouflage? what musical allusions may be present, thickening the performative vocation of the poem? what compromise between plan and entropy, improvisation and score?