October 3rd in Stuttgart: « Que mon silence » for solo percussion
To be performed once more in Stuttgart by Kasia Kadlubowska:
That my silence will bear at its smallest finger
(I have swallowed revolt, taste)
by Symon Henry
October 3rd 2013, Musikhochschule Stuttgart, 16.00 Uhr
(linke Wandelhalle · 8. Ebene)
Stuttgarter premiere, last april:
dedicated to those who raised for a more humane world,
from Cairo to Santiago de Chile, passing by Montréal
as well as to Krystina Marcoux, percussionist
Nudity as revolt. The body of a human being, not as merchandise or object, but as a projection of a “That’s enough!”;
as a place from which the sacred character belongs only to oneself;
as a place of tension between the one looking and the one looked, the occupying and the occupied.
The body of a musician, exposed/unveiled in a performance.
Point of departure: Egyptian activist Alia Magda Ehmahdy, naked against the salafists.
Point of departure: the Arabic spring extended to the country of origin of my father.
Point of departure: a mixed-bread composer Quebecois/Coptic agnostic in front of a musician’s body which movements in time and space create meaning.
The project: a fifteen minutes performance, maximum thirty, involving a percusionnist.
Connecting thread: music and theatricallity.
Connecting thread: the setting in motion of a musician’s body giving birth to a poetical universe centered around the tension between sound and sight.
April 12 2012
preliminary working notes
Note : « That my silence will bear at its smallest finger » is an extract from a poem by Federico García Lorca (1898-1936).