The platform for Belgium's international community

Search form

menu menu

Festival Artonov : Calligraphies sonores - 'Pop up' France

Festival Artonov
27/10/2018 from 18:30until 27/10/2018 - 18:30
27 Oct
Villa Cavrois
Avenue John Fitzgerald Kennedy 60
59170  Croix
France

Vincenzo Casale, historical clarinets ; Jan Michiels, piano Bechstein 1890 ; Antoine Pecqueur, texts ; Hiroyuki Nakajima, calligraphy.

Can we translate a sound into calligraphy and vice versa? The performance at Villa Cavrois will present a program which combines the calligraphic and musical gesture with the architecture of Robert Mallet-Stevens as part of the performance ritual. If architecture is defined as mute music by Goethe, then the architecture will be sculpted here as a sound calligraphy.

Villa Cavrois
60 Avenue John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 59170 Croix, France

Japanese calligraphy has influenced and continues to influence Western art, from music to painting and many other arts forms. It takes many years of practice to master Japanese calligraphy, and the immediacy of the gesture of writing makes it an art where the creative and performative gesture is very close. Western music and some musical instruments such as the bass clarinet from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, in the Japanese period, seem to be inspired by this art thanks to their design and the immanence of their artistic form. The sound which sometimes seems to have a more crude gesture than that of calligraphy, on the other hand has a preparation and a similar mastery.
If for Paul Klee, the line is a point that has gone for a walk, the walk of a brush in calligraphy could be a sensory journey beyond the boundaries of the image itself.