sábado, diciembre 01, 2007

...para ser una Mulita necesitabas de un buen Pieck


Cuatro de Conte





Obra pintada 'en vivo' durante un show de SUMO en 'Einstein' sobre perspex.


En enero del año 1983, durante un show de 'Sumo' que presencié, los pintores del Grupo Loc-Son 'improvisaron' esta obra. Luca está plasmado en modo grotesco pero efectivo, por Guillermo Conte.

Conte, Hoy


La utilización de soportes precarios para alcanzar las más diversas dimensiones acompañó el estallido de la pintura, acorde a su nuevo auge internacional. Exprimieron las posibilidades de los materiales que encontraron a su paso. Así lo hizo Luis Frangella con una lona pintada en el café Einstein en 1984 donde plasmó la violencia de la mano de dos militares. Así lo entendió el grupo Loc-son, formado por Okner, Bueno y Conte cuando pintaron con pintura para pared sobre un polietileno “Niños danzando” (1983), donde se deja ver la figura de Luca Prodan, cantante del grupo Zumo y emblema del rock nacional del momento.

Grupo Loc-Son


Guillermo Conte, amigo y co-founder de 'Mulita Productions' (derecha, sucio)

Butch Morris


Mulita Productions is proud to present:

Butch Morris
ALESSANDRO CASSIN

To resume again...
More Hysteria, PleaseRICHARD FOREMAN
Psychoanalysis?ADRIAN DANNATT
MatrixJACQUES-ALAIN MILLER
The Pre-session of Ricki LakeGARY DAUPHIN
The Lesbian SessionSLAVOJ ZIZEK
Poste RestanteRAPHAEL RUBINSTEIN
Butch MorrisALESSANDRO CASSIN
PIPILOTTI RIST
MARINA ABRAMOVIC

Alessandro Cassin: What does the improvising conductor do, provided words like conducting, arranging, composing, qualify to describe the work?
Butch Morris: The improvising conductor arranges the extemporized material of improvisers. He has a vocabulary of signs to instigate the events: I'm not conducting in the traditional sense, I'm provoking or asking for certain things to happen, but even of those things I have no idea until I hear them.
AC: Would you say of what you do that it's something between arranging and composing?
BM: Actually I wouldn't truly call it composing, but I could call it arranging, yeah, granted that you cannot start to arrange anything before you hear the material, before you have the material at hand.
AC: As to the simultaneous process of listening and doing something with what you've listened to, how different is it from what a regular conductor does, and what about the risks of speed in this process, and the power trip which I guess shaping a whole ensemble should entail?
BM: At certain times it does create a sensation of power, yeah. The power trip didn't start with me, it started with the idea that someone had to stand before an orchestra. There is a certain kind of aura, of position of authority that conductors themselves have created over the years. However, what I'm doing is similar and different. It's similar in the sense that I'm keeping a number of people in line and I'm giving my view of direction, particularly direction of music. Of course with me you have no idea what direction the music will take. The traditional conductor instead knows the direction of the music, what it's going to sound like. I have no idea of what a person is going to do, or play, or what the first sound is going to be, the second sound or any sound. But I know that as soon as I hear it, if it needs a certain kind of care I have to shape it.
AC: How is chance at stake here?
BM: Chance is a word John Cage has used a lot in his writing. I don't like to see it as chance, I like to see it as risk. I think risk insinuates also a certain kind of challenge. Chance doesn't necessarily do that to me.
[...]

AC: Do musicians resist your method, what are the most common questions raised by people at work with you?
BM: I have had resistance to the method, though that's generally when I'm called to work with an existing ensemble that doesn't know quite what I'm doing or why I'm doing it. One of the most common questions or statements is, yes — why am I doing it? and — if you want me to do it why don't you just write it down? What I'm trying to bring about is ensemble spontaneity; there are still a lot of people resisting any kind of total improvisation.
AC: Would you rather work with the same musicians on a regular basis, or do you envision being so familiar with the method as to be able to conduct improvisation with little or no rehearsals?
BM: I do have a core group in New York of about five or six people that I use all the time not only for conductions but for notated compositions and other kind of projects. It makes my ensemble more flexible when I hire people that read music well. Believe me, I like a lot of different kinds of music, and I like to write it, and I also like to improvise. One of the reasons I even started thinking of this conducting was really to control, make more flexible and lucid my notated music.
AC: Let's get to the second part of the question, do you envision being so familiar with the method as to be able to conduct improvisation with little or no rehearsals?
BM: I would like that very much, I hope it's coming to that. That I could call up three people in every country I've ever been, but there is not really that kind of familiarity at this point and I feel obligated to at least run through the vocabulary one more time.
AC: You have been conducting for twenty years. How does progression in your work contemplate evolution?
BM: It still feels very young to me and it still feels very fresh, Conduction #1 is completely different from Conduction #31. I think there's a long way to go... I want to take it a lot further, a lot. There's only been one composer to write for my particular talent, that was Misha Mingelberg in '87. He wrote a piece for me to conduct and it really worked quite well. His identity was still in the music, it didn't sound like me, I think this could be a problem with some composers thinking they are bound to loose their musical identity.
[...]

viernes, noviembre 30, 2007

miércoles, noviembre 28, 2007


Entradas para MAKENA (Y show de ROMAPAGANA) a la venta


Este Sabado
Memoria de un Inquieto
Fiesta de Fin de Año
Romapagana
Que es el 'under'..?

lunes, noviembre 26, 2007

Y ahora... Sobredosis PRODAN!

Sorpresa de Flickr!




La foto que 'Charly' quiso...


Cuentan los presentes que 'Charly' García armó este encuentro con su fotografo personal para tener una foto 'testigo' de su amistad con Luca.

Pero un episodio precedente había 'cagado' la posibilidad de un amistad, debida al comportamiento de 'estrella' que adoptó el Garcia al nunca agradecer un favor de traducción de textos de sus discos de castellano a Inglés por parte de Luca. Gratis, obviamente...

Entre Comillas...


Cuidado 'Barbie'... llegó tu nemesis

hay un premio para quien sugiere a quien más se parece la cara...


Extraña reacción a show de Romapagana






con Rodrigo Espina...


Textual...

La dupla Arnedo-Mollo, que comanda Divididos, fue siempre la que más combatió la idea de una película de Luca. "No me interesa ninguno de los dos proyectos -dijo Ricardo Mollo, aclarando que Diego comparte sus puntos de vista-. El actuado me parece directamente un chasco y, el de Espina, aunque sea un documental, me parece que siempre va a ser una lectura de lo que pasó. Algo que no me interesa leer. Además, nunca se sabe qué es lo que va a quedar una vez que esté terminado, por eso, no quiero participar ni colaborar de ninguna manera en esto, y si ponen temas en los que participé, espero que ni siquiera me mencionen."

domingo, noviembre 25, 2007

A Cambridge Window


¡Vuelve la Milonga de la Calle Humahuaca!La Milonga de la Calle Humahuaca había logrado convertirse en un clásico representativo del barrio del Abasto gracias al ímpetu de un pequeño grupo de vecinos autodenominados “Vecinos por un Barrio Mejor” que se venían reuniendo bajo el calor de la Casona Cultural Humahuaca. En las nueve fiestas callejeras los vecinos pudimos disfrutar de modo gratuito de juegos, recitales y hermosas reuniones donde la colectiva calle siempre protagionizó desde el lugar común. El respeto para no molestar con los ruidos y la limpieza posterior fueron dos cosas que caracterizaron las organización. Lamparitas de colores y músicos de diferentes estilos dieron alegría y vida a las fiestas. Recuerdo cuando vino Andrea Prodan, el hermano de Luca Prodan, que hizo vibrar a todo el vecindario poniéndonos la piel de gallina. El folklore de la mano de Pirovano 8 siempre alegró la calle, también fueron hermosos momentos escuchar cantar tango a Claudio Di Palma. ¡Y los Fernández Fierro! ¡Y Liliana Herrero! Para la revista la Milonga de la Calle Humahuaca fue siempre un evento que de alguna u otra manera nos identificó mucho. Por un lado el hecho de tomar la calle con respeto y alegría para conocernos de otra manera, por otro el afecto hacia los organizadores y por último porque el 1ero de noviembre del 2003 recibimos a las diez de la noche dos distinciones muy importantes en plena fiesta: el diputado Fernando Finvarb nos entregó un diploma que certifica que la revista El Abasto está declarada de interés cultural y Amy Acosta nos entregó la distinción de Interés Turístico. La tragedia de Cromañón había dejado un vacío de esta fiesta. ¡Pero ahora vuelve en su décima versión! Arranca la fiesta en esa calle Humahuaca a la altura de Sánchez de Bustamante a la 19:30 con la Cumbre de Juegos Callejeros que es otro evento que siempre ha convocado mucha gente. ¡A continuación vuelve la Milonga de la Calle Humahuaca!R.S.

Flynn Paff Prodan




"I intend to live the first half of my life. I don't care about the rest."

"I allow myself to be understood as a colorful fragment in a drab world."

"My job is to defy the normal."

[last words] "I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it."

On of Errol's many...

When banned from drinking on a film set, he would inject oranges with vodka and eat them during his breaks.

In with Flynn


Autobiografico. Increible...