Étude for Athlète, Soprano and Viola, Cultural Olympiad 2012

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‘ÉTUDE FOR ATHLÈTE, SOPRANO AND VIOLA’ IS PART OF JOBINA’S SURREALIST COLLECTION OF COMPOSITIONS EXTENDING ON THE IDEA OF MUSICAL TIMING. NON-MUSICIANS AND MUSIQUE CONCRÈTE INSTRUMENTS PERFORM PARTS WHERE THE SOUND AND RHYTHMS THESE ACTIVITIES CAUSE IS A INDIRECT, SECONDARY, RESULT OF THEIR MAIN ACTION.

TINNEMANS’ WILD AND WONDERFUL EXPLORATIONS IN COMPOSING FOR STOCHASTIC MUSICAL TIMING HAS BROUGHT HER TO WORK WITH TABLE TENNIS AND PERFORMERS TRIMMING HEDGES.

‘Étude for Athlète, Soprano and Viola’ a musique concrète work for gymnastic, kung-fu and basket ball exercises, electronics, soprano and viola was performed by 27 participatory sports people of all ages as part of the Cultural Olympiad 2012 in Fishguard Leisure Centre, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

This work is a follow up from Tinnemans’ ‘Shakespeare And Hedgeshear’

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Thrilled about the Cultural Olympiad performance!

…be there or be square as they say! 🙂

Imagine a sports hall with Gymnasts practising jumping and landing on a crash mat, a Kung-Fu class in black outfits rehearsing movements and Basket ball players dribble the ball. It’s was fantastic to have 27 sports volunteers joining in for this concrete music experiment. Because there were kids and teens involved I wasn’t allowed to take pictures. For the record, in picture below is my friend’s son, all good!

Amazing to see everyone in their colourful sports outfit creating a wonderful choreography to the music they’re creating.

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Thanks to all enthused contributors at Fishguard Leisure Centre, Theatr Gwaun, Derek Webb, Paul Williams, Jason Crabtree and his Kung-Fu class, the Pepper’s, Helga, Martin Boulton and friends.

Thanks to Madeline Wears and Stephanie Jai Smith, Soprano and Ruth Rattenbury, Viola.

Thanks to Gwyn Williams and Cultural Olympiad.

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