Porta Chiusa / Cie Cadmium


date : October 25th, 2014 (Sat)
open : 7p.m. / start : 7:30p.m.
ticket : 1500yen + 1drink (500yen)

Porta Chiusa / Cie Cadmium

Porta Chiusa
 Hans Koch : clarinet
 Michael Thieke : clarinet
 Paed Conca : clarinet

Created by composer and musician Paed Conca, PORTA CHIUSA is an interdisciplinary performance that combines two film projections, a spoken-word text, and a live musical performance. It is based on the conflict that we are experiencing at the beginning of the 21st century, namely that of a world built upon national states, in which people are still not treated equally; in which we still speak about color and race; in which nutrition, health and access to education are still greatly conditioned by hierarchal classification.

The main theme underlining the performance is the conflict between the “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,” (Declaration of Human Rights from December 10th, 1948) and the fact that this dignity is increasingly violated.

Porta Chiusa


Cie Cadmium
  Electroacoustic performance
   Annika Dind : dance
   Jamasp Jhabvala : music

Mesmer is an electroacoustic performance from the Swiss company Cadmium for a butoh dancer and a musician where the dancer wears piezo and electromagnetic sensors. The sound is then treated and spatialized on various small DIY emitters.

Floor quality and electromagnetic fields around are the sound sources and enhance the sonic potential of the different invested places. The musician present on the stage, controls and modifies the sounds emitted by the dancer in motion by using effects, thus generating different sound textures.

The dancer follows a dramatic frame borrowed from the 18th century magnetism experiments but also inspired from the place atmosphere. Aspect of the walls, size of the space, proximity to the public : all of these are used by the dancer to build the performance.

Cie Cadmium