Music for Ekstasis (reimagined) (2017)

Music for one dancer, shakuhachi and four percussionists
5 minutes 30 seconds

Martha Graham's lost 1933 solo reimagined by Virginie Mecene

14 October 2017
PeiJu Chien-Pott. Martha Graham Dance Company
Joyce Theater. New York, USA

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Homenaje a Martha Graham (2006-2013)

Music for one dancer, soprano, piano, shakuhachi and four percussionists
82 minutes

Mario Lucarda

CD Neu Records NEU008. 2CD + Book + 3D Sound Installation
Claron Mc Fadden, soprano. Alberto Rosado, piano. Kakizakai Kaoru, shakuhachi. Neopercusión, percussion

El suelo and No aferrarse nunca a nada
16 October 2017
Marisa Martins, mezzo. Rodrigo de Vera, piano
Off Liceu. Gran Teatre del Liceu. Barcelona, Spain

Programme note

Homenaje a Martha Graham was created, as the title indicates, in homage to the influential American dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham (1894-1991, New York), pioneer of contemporary dance.

Written between 2006 and 2013 by composer Ramon Humet (Barcelona, 1968), the work comprises a cycle of nine songs for soprano and piano (37’) on the poem Homenaje a Martha Graham by Mario Lucarda (Barcelona, 1944) and a collection of ten interludes for shakuhachi and four percussionists, Interludis meditatius (45’), conceived as interludes to be performed and danced between the songs.

The carefully crafted published version of Homenaje a Martha Graham consists of two CDs and a sixty-eight page booklet that contains the poem by Mario Lucarda as well as commentaries by musicologist Stefano Russomanno and composer Alexandra Gardner. A code allows the high fidelity version of the album to be downloaded in surround 5.1 from the record label’s web page:

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Official trailer

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Sky Disc (2010-2012)

Opera-oratorio for 6 vocal soloists, mixed choir and orchestra ( perc.- harp.-
100 minutes

Idea and libretto
Rebecca Simpson

Halle Oper with the support of Consell Nacional de la Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya

2 October 2013
Bühnen Halle. Halle, Germany
Andreas Henning, musical direction. Gert-Hagen Seebach, stage direction. 
Ragna Heiny, costumes. Jens Pete Montar, choir. Hartmut Schörghofer, theater. André Meyer, dramaturgy. Anke Tormow, video. Gerd Vogel (Fierket), Sandra Maxheimer (Guueren), Mária Petrasovská (Estria), Robert Sellier (Pyrpi), Hiltrud Kuhlmann (Tamar), Ulrich Burdack (Boatman), Ki-Hyum Park (Priest), Julia Preussler (boy soprano), Kaori Sekigawa (solo voice)

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Documents and links
Book of 2013/2014 season of Bühnen Halle

Dossier with idea, concept, credits and production information 
Overview at Sonograma magazine
Official trailer

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