St Heliers Church & Community Centre, 100 St Heliers Bay Rd, St Heliers, Auckland
Saturday 29 February 2020 7:00pm – 9:00pm
L’Accademia Festival 2020. Launch Concert.
Contemporary recreations of traditional Spanish music.
Maria Camahort (guitar) & Carles Marigó (piano and percussion), together with local pianist Flavio Villani, present Poema Armónico, an inspiring musical journey through short gorgeous compositions originally written for vihuela and baroque guitar.
In Spain the vihuela (similar instrument to the lute) was the most played instrument in the refined atmosphere of the courts, but also the main accompaniment to popular songs and dances. When Narváez or Mudarra delicately plucked their instruments with intricate counterpoints, there were always twists from the songs of the taverns and peasant parties. The pavanas, fantasías, villancicos and tientos that appear in the books of these composers, considered short pieces of art, in many cases were purely their own personal approach to pieces that existed within the popular tradition.
Taking this as inspiration, Maria and Carles created Poema Armónico: a set of imaginative, contemporary recreations of these songs and dances, with an special emphasis on one of the oldest European musical themes, La Folia. After enchanting people at the Hamilton Garden Arts Festival they will repropose their programme in an improvised three voices dialogue with guitar, voice and piano featuring also pianist Flavio Villani.
Join us for an evening filled with contemporary reimaginings of traditional Spanish music.