FRIDAY NIGHT with Fanjul&Ward
What does it mean to compose?
English talks about component parts. More scientific? Latin says it is about putting together. Together...yes, very latin. Old French tells us to compose is ´to place´. Something mystical, sacred.
It is an extraordinary calling to be a composer. One is summoned to find the parts of story, an experience, a landscape or a peoples and is compelled to uncover the puzzle of how they fit together. Then she must place the notes in a way that when they come together, the musician can catch the secret from the scratchings on the partitura, borrow them for a moment in time and share them with an audience who must be willing to journey. The composer without the musician is only half lived. And he must develop a detachment to his work and a trust for the musicians, for Life itself if he is to be free. The great composers are magicians who offer us a magic carpet ride where we are ferried away to some other time and place, where we are moved, shaken, made sublime and changed forever.
That is a mighty expectation of one simple, humble human, don´t you think?
Friday Night with Fanjul&Ward brings you up close and very personal with these creative genius´ and invites you to enter the intimacy of their relationship to Life and the world through the art of musical composition.
Friday, August 14th at 8.00 p.m. (Chilean Time)
COMPOSE FOR EQUALITY
Daniel Roumain, Composer (USA)
Daniel Roumain has a musical background as a classical musician and his spirit has no limits, he is an activist who has managed to make a crossover between different types of music and is known for mixing funk, rock, hip hop and classical music. Probably because of his unstoppable search for spaces of equality, equity and justice, music is his way of carrying out his proposal of society.
So what does he compose about? What do you want to say when you compose what you compose? Do your Afro-American roots make you compose in a certain way? When you think about music, does it have a certain voice or does it depend on the moment?
We can't say that this is the only thing the conversation will be about, what we can say is that the conversation will have no limits, no parameters, no classification... this is the invitation.