VAI E VEM - UM CALCULADOR DE IMPROBABILIDADES
event by Gerador magazine
Comissioned for the project:
PLACE | LUGAR
Composition created by Sara Rodrigues and Rodrigo B. Camacho
CNE - Câmara Nova Ensemble
Voice - Daniela Daraban
Voice - Jéssica Sá
Flute -Eva Mendonça
Flute - Joana Mendes
Violin - Lyza Valdman
Viola - Sérgio Sousa
Cello - Eduardo Caldeira
Percussion -Diogo Castro
Percussion - Rodrigo B. Camacho
The performance was created from a poem by Ana Hatherly titled “Balada do país que doi” (Balad of the country that hurts) from her series “Um calculador de improbabilidades” (A calculator of improbabilities). The poem refers to the portuguese people, using various verbs to describe their actions, such as “vai e vem” (comes and goes), used for the title of the piece.
This material is used along with the answers from a questionaire made to the performers which included a personality test, information about their civil identity along with other random quesitons. The sonorities of the piece were taken from the harmonic fields of traditional Madeira songs, specially the ones about the ‘borracheiros’ from Porto da Cruz.
Based on a bottom-up approach, roles and insructions are determined according to the performers' various personality traits. Performers are divided in groups (satelites-identity speakers, poem-speakers, improvisers) in which their identity and location in space changes throughout the piece. The performance is devided in 3 continuous parts and last 45 minutes.