Saturday, 14 January 2012
"∞" 8-3-2011 Codarts, Rotterdam
Choreography: Pauline Weijs & dancers
Dancers: Pauline de Laet, Clarissa Braga, Tim Volleman, Armando Disanto & Fernando Dominguez
Composition: Konstantinos Vasilakos
Scenography & Costumes: Lucinda Bouten
∞Is a three-part piece consisted by 3 layers of sound,
3 according to Aristotle is the number of everything "two are two three is everything".
Each layer of sound has its own movement independently from the other, but sharing the same purpose, the ultimate, primus movement.
The organization of the sounds occur from the relation among these objects, which comes naturally from what they represent.
Sound 1 earth.
Sound 2 sky.
Sound 3 Universe.
These elements have they are own dynamic evolution but in the end they fulfil the one ultimate goal, The Ultimate Move.
The characteristics of the music objects are derived by the natural behaviour of the physical elements i.e. the earth sound object realizes a movement similar to the earth’s rotation on its axis.
However the consecutive structure of these objects is an acoustical abstract scheme without a chronological representation of the elements. Because this attempt is not an explanation of what came first and what pre-existed but is just a sound manifestation of these natural elements.
This work is based and conceived by Aristotle’s ‘pragmatia’ (treatise) «On Heavens» about his ideas in ‘Cosmology’ and theories of the elements that consists the universe, alongside the problem of its Uniqueness and Infinity.
The structure and design of the sound objects were produced imaginary, based on his description about these natural phenomena and elements, universe, sky and earth.