The Pignon Agenda

Datum: 
1 Dec 2017 - 19:30

Agendum 3: Patterns

Patterns woven by The Diversity Ensemble
Hara Alonso (E/SE) – [prepared] piano
Girilal Baars (NL/IN/RU/SE) - voice
Catharina Backman (SE) – accordion, voice
Natalia Castrillón (CO/FI) – harp
Paul Pignon (GB/YU/SE) – assorted winds, voice


Special guests: The Äijä vocal quartet [FI/SE http://www.girilal.com/aija]


Graphics: Lucie Coventry (AU)

Entrance: 100 SEK, 80 SEK Fylkingen members

PROGRAMME:

19:30 Doors open
19:40 Backman-Baars duo: Two Jüüzlis – on the small stage
19:45 Interval
20:00 The Diversity Ensemble – in the concert hall
Natalia Castrillón:  Efímero II
Catharina Backman: Jane’s last words to S:t John
Girilal Baars: Context Is Nothing

Interval
~21:15 Äijä: traditional polyphony à capella
The Diversity Ensemble:
Hara Alonso: Infinite Confluence of Sound and Sound and Sound
Paul Pignon: Cјајан бесмисao

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THE DIVERSITY ENSEMBLE
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Hara Alonso

Hara Alonso is a pianist and sound designer. Coming from classical background she is currently working in
the integration of new technologies in music through composition, performance and multimedia. In recent years
she has been researching new ways to play piano:"I want to explore piano as a new instrument, free of tradition,
free of romanticism, free of good or bad technique, just as it is: a big wood cage full of keys, strings and resonances.”
She has given concerts as soloist and as a member of different ensembles all around Europe: Biennale de
Musique en Scène (Lyon-France), SMC Music Computer Association S.T.R.E.A.M. Festival, Kampnagel
(Hamburg-Germany), Keroxen (Tenerife-Spain), etc.

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Girilal Baars

Girilal Baars är tonsättare, vokalist och musiker. Han utforskar olika aspekter av text- och röst-baserad
nutida musik. Ett särkilt intresse är gränslandet mellan begriplighet och nonsens. Han avslutade nyligen
sin doktorsavhandling i komposition på temat "Ballads and Ohms.” De senaste åren har hans musik
framförts på 4 kontinenter. Han samarbetar med en rad olika konstnärer i Sverige och utomlands och är
medlem i bl.a. Äijä, Den Arkaiska Rösten och The Great Learning Orchestra.

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Catharina Backman

Catharina Backman är operatonsättare, musikalisk varietéartist och dragspelare från Stockholm.
Hon komponerar mest för akustiska instrument, ofta med dramatiska och teatrala inslag. I duon
Gretli & Heidi blandar hon glasklanger med röst. Hon har spelat i CAP med Paul Pignon sedan 2015.

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Natalia Castrillón Arcila

Natalia Castrillón is a harpist from Colombia interested in spreading and sharing the sound of the harp
in any artistic manifestation. Inspired by world music and experimental improvised music she works
actively in multidisciplinary projects with artists from different backgrounds/disciplines such as theatre,
dance, visual arts and experimental improvised music. Currently she is doing her Master's degree in
Global Music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.

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Paul Pignon

Born in the UK. Unfinished Ph.D. in physics at Oxford. Yugoslavia 1962-1985. Since then Sweden.
Composing in and out of real-time since 1961. Also has form as performer, software engineer, translator,
poet, martial arts practitioner ... For (loads) more, Google (or don’t).

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ÄIJÄ

Äijä are a vocal quartet with a repertoire based on polyphonic traditional music from around the world.
The four members, Taito Hoffrén, Pekko Käppi, Eero Turkka and Girilal Baars met in 2000 and have
since then been performing as Äijä in Finland and Sweden. 2008 they released the CD “Jet-Black”
which was very well received in the Finnish press and was nominated for an Etno-Emma.

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