Megi (2020)

For variable ensemble and video

Duration: 6 minutes

Performed by the Decibel Ensemble

This piece is based on the painting Megi, by French painter Bernard Frize. His process to create the painting consisted on drawing four looping lines, from right to left, using one brush stroke for each line. As a result, the lines begin with a lot of paint, but as the paint runs out, the lines fade. Also, as the loops intersect the paint mixes, giving new colours and textures to the painting.

 

The ensemble is divided into four groups, each one tracing a different looping line from right to left and following the rising and falling contours of the lines, as well as the gradually thinning texture.

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