Aire - Tempietto Di Bramante, Real Academia De España, Rome, Italy - June 2014
"Aire - Visual Concert for Nomads" is a cinematic, musical and poetic piece designed as a site-specific visual concert created and directed by Laia Cabrera (filmmaker and video artist) and Javier Moreno (composition, double bass) in collaboration with Isabelle Duverger (animation and projection mapping), into an allegory of images traveling thought time and space and powerfully scored by an original musical suite for those seeking permanently, never having the feeling of forever.
The multimedia show merges immersive video mapped projection design with performing arts by featuring video art and live visuals with an international concert ensemble. Aire Visual Concert for Nomads starts with a tune whistled as an evocative element that once playing, recalls the memories, drawing the listener into images of other lives, to the cities we inhabit and live, where we fell in love and built ourselves to then leave them behind. Exploring the nomadic nature of our lives in a geographical and emotional level, the viewer is taken on an adventure through the senses, where love and traveling are intertwined in an inseparable way, telling the story of the ephemeral and the eternal. How do you leave a country? How do you stay? How do you create ties and embrace or abandon relationships?
This visual musical score explores new ways of using the space and the visual imaginary as a tool for narrative storytelling and audience connection. This international collaborative project was born from research and this expansive spirit.
"We use cinema, music and performing arts to challenge all preconceptions, including narrative structure, logical thinking, or boundaries with the audience. It seemed clear that the natural step for us was to join forces with artists from different disciplines to create a new language. We wanted to explore very concrete and recognizable situations in all its artistic possibilities with the ultimate goal to expand our realities and perspectives.
We approach the design as a combination of content and imagery and the way that imagery is displayed. We use different video streams to map the architectural surface, searching for new ways of staging the public space; driven by both the scenographic and dramaturgical aspects."
This project, forged in New York, searches for new forms of expression within the creative frame of contemporary art. The creation of suggestive atmospheres, sustains a collective pulse accentuated by the international diversity of its artists.
The first version of this current project, "Aire - Visual Concert for Nomads", premiered at the Tempietto di Bramante, Real Academia de España in Rome, Italy, June 2014 and was presented as a feature event as part of Art All Night DC 2015, Washington, DC, USA, October 2015 and in Poughkeepsie, NY June 2016.
Javier Moreno - Musical Direction, Composition and Double Bass
Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co) - Film Direction, Projection Design, Visuals and Animation
Isabel Cadenas Cañón - Poetic Creation and Performance | Maria Letizia Gorga - Theatre Performance
Lucia Miranda - Assistant Stage Manager
Francesco Lo Cascio - Vibraphone | Francesco Diodatti - Guitar and Sound Effects | Marcello Allulli - Saxophone
Ermanno Baron - Battery | Prisca Amori - Violin | Matteo Scarpelli - Cello