LISTENING CLUB | CONCRETE TO ABSTRACT

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listening club: episode 8 | season 1

concrete to abstract
listening club session curated by alba triana

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 | 8PM
audiotheque
924 lincoln road
miami beach

examining how identifiable themes gradually transformed into non-discernable sonorities in western music

When it comes to music,

what makes it concrete?

what makes it abstract?

what do concrete/abstract mean in terms of experience and perception?

how did concrete turn into abstract?

was it an abrupt change, a rupture with an exhausted tradition?

or maybe, a smooth and organic transformation; an expansion, typical of human (natural) endeavors?

Years ago, I asked myself these questions. In this session, we’ll listen to a selection of pieces, from Western music history, which helped me elaborate my own answers. I’ll be commenting on them, in parallel with a series of paintings, as they were also essential to find my responses. Answering these questions was personally important not only to understand the past, but mainly, to establish a perspective to approach the multiple musical branches that evolved from the abstract works of the early 20th century.

I hope you like it!

Alba Triana

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