ONLINE THEATRE - CONCERTS FOR THE BLUE HOUR
The blue hour is that moment of the day when the darkness disappears and the light begins and it can happen in the morning or in the evening:
"Our Elders say that the first Mapuche spirit came from the Blue, but not just any Blue but the Blue of the East. And as there was nothing in our land that could achieve a homogeneous Blue, we were told that Blue existed in the East and in the spirit and heart of each one of us. And that when our energy leaves our body (which is transformed into water, air, fire, earth, greenery), it goes towards the west to call Nontufe, the Rafter of Death, and thus cross the River of Tears to meet the energies of the recently deceased and together return to the place of origin: the Blue of the East, thus completing the Blue circle of life".
(Talking from the diversity that is a -my-personal story)
Elicura Chihuailaf Nahuelpan: Oralitor
At the beginning of each concert, Elicura Chihuailaf will accompany us live with her poems from the blue.
CATALINA VICENS - historical keyboards
Award-winning musician, Catalina Vicens, a native of Chile based in Basel, Switzerland, started her international career at an early age. By age 20 she had already played in the main concert-halls of more than ten countries in North and South America, including the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires Argentina, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and the Teatro Municipal do São Paulo.
Vicens combines a vibrant international soloist and research career. Having specialized in performing on antique keyboard instruments, she has been invited to play on the oldest playable harpsichord in the world, featured in her latest recording “Il Cembalo di Partenope” (Diapason d’Or); the 15th-century gothic organ of St. Andreas in Ostönnen (one of the oldest and best-preserved organs in the world), as well as in several prestigious collections in the UK, Europe, Japan and USA. She is also recognized for her work with medieval keyboards, working alongside specialized instrument builders in the reconstruction of medieval and renaissance organs. Part of this project is the upcoming double CD with old and new music performed in several of these instruments.
Catalina is harpsichord/research lecturer at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium). She has been invited as Visting Professor of Harpsichord at Oberlin Conservatory (USA) and to teach master-classes at the Longy School of Music Cambridge, the Flint Antique Harpsichords Collection (USA), the Horniman Museum (UK), the Universität der Künste Berlin and the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen (Germany), and teaches regularly at the Early Music Academy in Lunenburg (Canada), Early Music Course at Burg Fürsteneck and the International Portative Organ Festival (Germany), which she curates since 2011. She’s been invited as jury member at the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, Mechelen Harpsichord Competition and The Dulwich Historical Keyboard Competition. She studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Musikhochschule Freiburg, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the Musik Akademie Basel.
Vicens performs and records regularly as a member of ensembles of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and New music in Europe, USA and South America. She is the artistic director of Servir Antico, with whom she aims to shed light on the less-known repertoire and intellectual heritage of the humanistic period (13th-16th century). She has performed under the direction of well-known conductors such as Otto-Werner Müller, Gottfried von der Goltz, Andrea Marcon, Skip Sempé and Carlos Miguel Prieto.
Catalina Vicens studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Musikhochschule Freiburg, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Leiden University / Orpheus Institute Ghent.
VIAJE ENTRE TIERRAS
Música del Renacimiento y el Medioevo entre continentes
Antonio Valente (fl 1565-1580) Fantastia
Joan Ambrosio Dalza (fl 1508) Calata ala spagnola
Bartolomeo Tromboncino (1470-after 1543) Poi che volse la mia stella
Marc’Antonio Cavazzoni Recercada
Antonio Cabezón (1510-1566) Obra sobre Cantus Firmus
Giovanni Picchi (1572-1643) Toccata 5.2
Antonio Valente Gagliarda Napolitana
Anónimo s. XIV Benedicamus Domino
Anónimo s. XIV Lucente Stella 3.5
Anónimo s. XV Mit ganzem willen
Carson Cooman (*1984) Rondeau